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NO. 1 

Religious Forum Discusses 
God And Modern Problems 

Dr. Ronald Bridges Delivers 
Keynote Address In Union 

For the past three days, the fraternities on campus have been 
host to religious leaders here for the 18th annual forum which 
conducted under the auspices of the Bowdoin Religious 


the Bowdoin Religious Forum. 

At Sunday chapel, Dr. Ronald 
Bridges '30 gave the keynote ad- 
dress and led the discussion group 
in the Moulton Union Lounge at 
7:00 that evening. On Monday the 
chapel address was given by Rabbi 
Ephraim Bennett while at 4:00 tea 
was offered at the Presidents 
home to all members of the Religi- 
ous Forum. Yesterday, the final 
day of the forum, Reverend 
Thomas F. Tierney, C.S.P., gave 
the chapel address and at 3:00 met 
interested students in the Moulton 
Union. At 4:00 pjn. there was a 
panel discussion in the Union 

After dinner on Monday and 
Tuesday there were discussions 
led by the following men: Rev. 
Kenneth Beckwith, Field Secre- 
tary, Massachusetts Congregation- 
al Conference at Chi Psi; Rabbi 
Ephraim Bennett, Temple Beth El, 
Portland at Beta Theta Pi; Rev. 
Leonard CloUgh, Staff, Student 
Christian Movement in New Eng- 
land at Alpha Rho Upsilon; Rev. 
Leslie Craig. First Congregational 
Church, Freeport at Kappa Sigma; 
Rev. John Brett Fort, St. John's 
Episcopal Church, Bangor at Theta 
Delta Chi; Rev. Clarence W. Full- 
er, First Congregational Church, 
Melrose, Massachusetts at Sigma 
Nu; Rev. Harold B. Keir, Execu- 
tive Secretary, Greater Spring- 
field Council of Churches at Alpha 
Tau Omega; Rev. Edward R. Nel- 
son, Immanuel Baptist Church, 
Portland at Alpha Delta Phi; Rev. 
Prentiss Pemberton, Field Work 
Director, Andover Newton Theo- 
logical School at Psi Upsilon; 
Rev. Frederick H. Thompson, 

Keynote Speaker 

'30, the speaker who deliv- 
ered the keynote address last 
Sunday to launch the annual 
Religious Forum sponsored 
by the Bowdoin Christian 

The Woodfords Congregational 
Church, Portland at Delta Upsi- 
lon; Rev. Thomas F. Tierney, 
C.S.P., Chaplain, Newman Club 
Federation of New England at 
Zeta Psi; and Rev. John Webster, 
First Congregational Church, Wil- 
ton at Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Former N. A.M. Head 
To Speak For Forum 
This Evening In Union 

H. W. Prentis Jr., Chairman of 
the Board of the Armstrong Cork 
Company and former President of 
the National Association of Manu- 
facturers, will speak at the Moul- 
ton Union on the evening of Wed- 
nesday, April 11, under the aus- 
pices of the Student Political For- 

Mr. Prentis will take as hisjsub- 
ject "Private Competitive Busi- 
ness — Buttress of Freedom." He 
will be introduced by Menelaos 
Rizoulis '52 of Auburn, President 
of the Forum. 

He will speak in the main lounge 
of the Moulton Union at 8:15 
o'clock. The public is invited. 

Mr. Prentis is a graduate of the 
University of Missouri, where he 
served as Secretary to the Presi- 
dent for a few years following his 
graduation. He then served as 
Secretary to the University of Cin- 
cinnati where he received his Mas- 
ter's degree, and has been with the 
Armstrong Cork Company since 
1907, becoming President in 1934.- 
He has also been a member of the 
business advisory council and a 
Director of the U. S. Department 
of Commerce, a member of the 
Personnel Security Review Board 
of the Atomic Energy Commission, 
and of the Planning Board of the 

3)mmonwcalth of Pennsylvania. 
e is now a trustee of the Car- 
negie Institution in Washington, of 
Franklin and Marshall College and 
of Temple University. 

Richard Van Orden '51 
Wins Grand National 
Debating Championship 

Richard Van Orden '51, Richard 
T. Gott '52, Edward N. Elowe, 
Bowdoin Plan Student, and John 
D. Bradford '52 returned to the 
Bowdoin campus after the Easter 
Recess with a record of success- 
ful performance in the Grand 
National Forensic Tournament 
held at Mary Washington College 
at Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

At the tournament Van Orden 
received the* high distinction of be- 
ing recognized as Grand National 
Champion Debater, placing ahead 
of 207 other representatives from 
52 other colleges. His teammate, 
Gott, also brought honor to Bow- 
doin and to himself by placing 
13th. This excellent showing en- 
abled the Bowdoin affirmative 
team to place fifth among the 104 
teams in the tournament. 

Both of the two Bowdoin teams, 
debating the question "Resolved: 
that the non-Communist nations 
should form a new international 
organization." acquitted them- 
selves well. The affirmative team 
won contests with the U. S. Mili- 
tary Academy, the University of 
fjew York. Bryn Mawr, and the 
University of Vermont, losing only 
to the University of Pennsylvania. 
The negative team, made up of 
Elowe and Bradford, defeated the 
Military Academy, Bryn Mawr and 
the University of New York, won 
from Johns Hopkins, and lost to 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

In pointing out the highlights of 
the trip, members of both teams 
agreed that the system of judging 
and the use of the judges' instruc- 
tion sheets at the University of 
Pennsylvania was very impressive. 

Grand National Champion Van 
Orden had this to say about the 
opposition which he encountered, 
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TD's Entertain Faculty; 
Serve Flicks And Food 

A large number of Bowdoin's 
faculty and pfficers were enter- 
tained on Wednesday, the 21st of 
March, when Theta Delta Chi pre- 
sented a Faculty Flick Nite as its 
annual open house for all members 
of the Bowdoin faculty and 
families. • 

The hours were from 8:00 to 
11:00 p.m., during which time 
three motion pictures were offer- 
ed in two showings. 

Refreshments were served 
throughout the evening. Mrs. 
William C. Root and Mrs. Wih»m 
J. Boots were hostesses during the 

John Daggett '51, was chairman 
of the committee for thje evening's 
arrangements and Professor James 
A. Storer of the Economics De- 
partment served as faculty ad- 

Henry, Brountas, And 
Hoffman Take Achorn 
Debate Prize Money 

John A. Henry '53, Paul P. 
Brountas '54, and William F. Hoff- 
man '54 were the winners of the 
Aohbrn Debate Finals held on Ap- 
ril 3, at Smith Auditorium. 

These three were in competition 
with Joel H. Hupper '54, -Charles 
E. Orcutt '54, and Richard H. Allen 
'54. The question for debate was: 
"Resolved that the Atlantic Pact 
Nations should form a Federal Un- 

Each winner was awarded ten 
dollars and the winning negative 
team divided seven dollars and fif- 
ty cents. The chairman for the de- 
bate was Professor Albert R. Thay- 
er. The judges were Professor 
Athcrn Daggett, Professor Warren 
Catlin and Professor Thomas A. 

The Freshman Debating Squad 
was chosen from this group. They 
are a^irmative, Hoffman and Hup- 
per, and negative, Orcutt and 

This group will represent Bow- 
doin in the forthcoming Maine In- 
tercollegiate Debate which will be 
held at Bowdoin the twenty-first of 

^Year's Best Concert" 
Presented Friday For 
Kennebunk Rotary Club 

Seventy members of the Bow- 
doin glee club traveled to Kenne- 
bunk last Friday, to sing at Kenne- 
bunk Town Hall under the auspic- 
es of the Rotary Club of Kenne- 

From the sounds of the com- 
ments made by certain glee club 
members the concert was one of 
the best of the year. 

"This concert was the best of the 
year," exclaimed one enthusiastic 
glee club member while another 
claimed "the audience Was great 
and really responded to our sing- 
ing, especially to the Meddics' 

After the completion of the con- 
cert refreshments were served by 
the Rotary Club. 

The program consisted of the 
following songs: Glorious Apollo 
by Samuel Webbe, Echo Song by 
Orlando Lasso, Magdelein im Wal- 
de by Antonin Dvorak, The Turtle 
Dove arranged by R. Vaughan Wil- 
liams, Shir Ha-Emek arranged by 
R. W. Bender, Brothers Sing On 
by Edvard Grieg, Let Us Break 
Bread Together arranged by Mon- 
tague, Simon Legrce, poem by Va- 
chel Lindsay and music by Douglas 
Moore, Carless Love arranged by 
McLeod, Russian Picnic by Har- 
vey Endcrs, and the Bowdoin Col- 
lege Medley which consists of Rise 
Sons of Bowdoin, Glasses Clinking 
High, Beneath the Pines, Forward 
the White, and Bowdoin Beata. 

New Draft Proposal Seen 
As An Aid To College Men 

By Charles Ranlett '54 

Despite the lack of final Con- 
gressional approval, plans are 
rapidly being drawn up for the 
Selective Service College Qualifi- 
cation Test which will probably 
enable thousands of college stu- 
dents to be deferred. 

Since the announcement of the 
general plan was made by Presi- 
dent Truman on Saturday, March 
31, Bowdoin officials have been in 
touch with draft board authorities 
trying to obtain the latest inform- 
ation on the test so that the stu- 
dents will be kept fully informed 
in all phases of the test and the 
draft plan in general. 

Both President Kenneth C. M. 
Sills and Dean Nathaniel C. Kcnd- 
rick both have emphasized that 
the new draft plan and the test 
is under heavy attack in both 
branches of Congress. Some of the 
leading members of the house 
have announced that they intend 
to oppose it 

Thus, it is far from settled 
whether- this board's new policy of 
deferring students by either the 
qualification test or by class posi- 
tion will come through in tr^pro- 
posed form. A passing mark of 70 
points out of a possible score of 
100 has been suggested, but this 
might be raised or lowered. It has 
been suggested under the plan that 
the upper half of the freshman 
class, the upper two-thirds of the 
sophomore class, and the top 

three-fourths of the junior class 
might be deferred regardless of 
the marks made in the qualifica- 
tion test. These proportions could 
be raised or lowered by Congress 
before the final form of the bill 
is approved. 

Congress could even go as far as 
to change the entire principle of 
the bill since it has been attacked 
so violently by congressmen, col- 
lege officials and students, and the 
general public 

Regardless of the final form of 
the deferment plan for college stu- 
dents it is only temporary. Dr. 
Arthur S. Flemming, president of 
Ohio Wesleyan University and the 
holder of the manpower job for 
the Office of Defense Mobilization 
has stated that this plan will act 
as a stop-gap before a long range 
plan is devised or universal mili- 
tary training is enacted. 

It also has been emphasized that 
even . if a college student has 
qualified for draft deferment a 
local board could induct him, 
since there is nothing to prevent 
the local boards from forming 
their own provisions. 

President Sills stated in a talk 
made to the Kennebec Bowdoin 
Alumni Group on April 5 that it 
must be remembered that "there 
is an essential difference between 
deferment and exemption. No stu- 

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Roger W. Sullivan Elected 
Editor-in-Chief Of ORIENT 

Roger S. Sullivan '52, former 
managing editor for the ORIENT, 
was elected to replace retiring 
editor-in-chief, Robert S. Spooner 
'51, at the annual elections of the 
Bowdoin Publishing Company. 

Editor Sullivan, who has been a 
member of the ORIENT staff since 
his freshman year, is a member of 
the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He 
was also elected last January to 
head the Classical Club at their 

and Horace A. Hildreth Jr. '54 
were advanced to the positions of 
News Editors while Charles E. 
Coakley 54 and Charles Ranlett 
'54 were granted Assistant News 

Three new functions were out- 
lined by Editor Sullivan and ap- 
pointments made accordingly: Ri- 
chard W. Ahrens '53 was announc- 
ed as Art Editor, Jonathan Bart- 



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ROGER W. SULUVAN '5^ elected Editor-in-Chief of the 
ORIENT, will head the staff for the remainder of the term. 

bi-annual elections. 

Keith W. Harrison '51, also a 
former managing editor, was elecj$ 
ed to the position of Associate EdJ- 
tor> He has previously been presU 
dent of both the Student Council 
and the Delta Upsilon fraternity. 

Robert L. Happ '53 and Alden E. 
Horton '53 were both elevated 
from the positions of News Edi- 
tors to Managing Editorships. 

The re-organized ORIENT staff 
voted for other promotions last 
Thursday afternoon. Paul P. 
Brountas '54, Ronald B. Gray '54 

iett '53 as Drama Editor and Joel 
H. Hupper '54 as Music Editor. 
^Except for the* promotion of 
Bruce N. Cooper '54 to Circulation 
Manager, no changes were made 
in the organization of the Business 
Staff, announced Business Mana- 
ger William! J. Nightingale '51. 

Editor Sullivan announced that 
despite the present organization of 
$the ORIENT, competitive oppor- 
tunities for positions on the paper 
.Would be granted to any interested 

Reserve Officers Corps, 
Announces Promotions 


Jack A. Bump '51, Cadet Lt. Col. 
of the Bowdoin ROTC, announced 
that beginning next week the 
ROTC will drill for two hours on 
Tuesday instead of the usual one 

This extra hour has been added 
so as to give the ROTC members 
a more thorough preparation for 
the Formal Inspection, to be held 
this year on May 8th. 

Colonel Walter W. Boon, T.C., 
Deputy Post Commander Boston 
Army Base, will conduct the gen- 
eral inspection for Headquarters 
New England Sub-area. Assisting 
him will be Colonel Lloyd Goep- 
pert. Chief of the Maine Military 

The inspection "will consist of 
observations covering class room 
presentations and procedures of 
administrations and training. 

A demonstration of operations in 
rigging of cargo ships will be con- 
ducted by students in. the Advanc- 
ed Course, followed by a demon- 
stration in the conduct of Port 
Opcrations*as a map problem. 

The Inspection will be completed 
with a Review of the entire Corps 
held in front of the covered stands 
on Whittier Field, at 2:30 p.m. Sev- 
eral presentations will be made to 
selected students of the Advanced 
Course. Among the presentations 
will be awards to the two outstand- 
ing students in the Junior and Se- 
nior year of the ROTC, and selec- 
tions of other distinguished mili- 
tary students, based on academic 
standings together with, outstand- 
ing qualities of leadership in drill 
and in extra-curricula activities 
of the College. 

As a final steg in the organizing 
of the ROTC unit. Colonel Walter 
H. Kennett, Professor of Military 
Science and Tactics, announced the 
following promotions in the ROTC: 
Cadet Sergeant 

Lawrence M. Boyle '53, John F. 
Cosgrove '54, William E. Curran 
'53, Russell J. Folta '54, Alfred A. 
Gass '54, Joseph A. Giordano '53, 
Daniel S. Gulezian '54, Robert C. 
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Five Juniors Selected 
For MTT Plan Study 

Five Bowdoin undergraduates, 
Benjamin P. Coe '52, George C. 
Maling Jr. '52, James K. Nelson '51, 
Thomas E. Shaw '52; and Richard 
D. Walker '52 have been recom- 
mended for enrollment under the 
combined Bowdoin-M.I.T. Program 
in 1951. 

The announcement came from 
Dan E. Christie, Chairman of the 
Bowdoin College Committee on the 

If this group is accepted by the 
Institute and their work there is 
satisfactory, they will receive si- 
multaneous degrees of Bachelor of 
Arts from Bowdoin, and Bachelor 
of Science from M.LT. 

£. Bridges Delivers 
Sunday Chapel Sermon 

, Dr. Ronald Bridges, President of 
the American Board of Commis- 
sioners for Foreign Missions, 
speaking at Sunday Chapel serv- 
ice this week on the subject, "What 
is Truth" gave the keynote address 
of the annual Religious Forum. 

Dr. Bridges began his sermon by 
saying that we are now engaged 
in a struggle greater than ever 
before. He stated that the discov- 
ery of nuclear fission is not the 
weapon we must now combat but 
that the lie is our greatest prob- 
lem and what we need to conquer 
this weapon is truth. 

He then gave several examples 
of the multiplicity of truth. Un- 
like a globe that is painted on one 
side white and on the other side 
black, truth has many complex as- 
pects. "Pilate", Dr. Bridges assert- 
ed, "realized this peculiarity in 
truth when he was faced with the 
problem of deciding Christ's fate." 
He further stated that scientific 
j truth, though very valuable, is not 
I the final truth. It is only one real- 
I izable aspect. "We must go beyond 
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Employment Interviews 
Scheduled By Mr. Ladd 

The Spring program of employ- 
j ment interviews is well under way 
[according to information furnish- 
i ed by Placement Director Samuel 
l A. Ladd. 

! A Goodyear Tire and Rubber 
|Co. executive, Mr. Richard Bow- 
i man of New York, held a group 
, meeting for seniors, with individu- 
al interviews on the following 
Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Mr. R. 
J. Canning from General Electric 
conducted a group meeting for 
interested seniors in the Faculty 
Room, with personal interviews 
planned for today. 

This morning interviews for the 
Fire Association of Philadelphia 
and the Lehigh Portland Cement 
Co., of Allentown, Pa., were held 
by Mr. A. E. Duncan and Mr. H. 
C. Bergwall, respectively. 

Mr. W. L. Usher, Bowdoin '32, 
and Roy Wilson from Liberty 
Mutual of Boston will hold a group 
meeting and personal interviews 
for seniors interested in insurance 
underwriting and claims Thursday 
and Friday. 

S. S. Kresge and Co.'s personnel 
representative, Mr. R. H. Kellogg, 
will interview seniors interested in 
merchandising Thursday. 

On Friday Mr. Peter Quinn will 
be on campus to discuss W. Filene 
Co.'s merchandising program. 

In the near future Mr. Ladd ex- 
pects representatives from the 
Aetna Casualty and Surety Co. of 
Hartford, Vick Chemical Co., the 
American Optical Co., and the 
State Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
of Worcester, Mass. Visits from 
other representatives will be an- 
nounced later. 

G. J. Milliken Awarded 
Franklin Roosevelt Cup 
In Chapel Wednesday 

Gordon J. Milliken was awarded 
the Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
Cup today by President Kenneth 
C. M. Sills during the daily chapel 

This cup has been an annual 
award of the College since 1945. It 
is furnished by the Alpha Delta 
Phi Fraternity and is to be award- 
ed to that member of the three 
lower classes whose vision, human- 
ity, and courage most contribute 
to making Bowdoin a better col- 
lege. There is a special committee 
that makes this choice. 

Although this is only his second 
year at Bowdoin, Milliken has 
made a fine athletic record. He 
played end on the Freshmen foot- 
ball team and then played that 
same position this past fall as a 
member of the Varsity. Milliken 
has been a mainstay on Jack 
Magee's track teams, participating 
on both the Freshmen team and 
on this year's Varsity. He is the 
fastest dash man in College and 
his ability was displayed in the 
recent Interfraternity Meet in 
which he scored the second high- 
est number of the evening. 

It should also be noted that 
scholastically this sophomore has 
done well as he is a James Bow- 
doin Scholar. 

When the Class of 1953 held 
their elections for class officers 
last fall, Gordon Milliken was 
elected Vice-President. He is a 
member of Zeta Psi and has served 
as secretary of his fraternity. 

Williard B. Arnold III '51 was 
awarded the Franklin Delano 
Roosevelt Cup last year. 

New Storage Building 
Under Construction 
At Pickard Field 

The new food storage building 
which is being constructed at Pic- 
kard Field is now showing signs of 
progress with the laying of the 

This campus storage building is 
an innovation to Bowdoin College, 
which since 1946 has been using 
the cold storage and refrigeration 
plant at the Brunswick Naval Air 
Station. Up to this time the college 
stored its food, canned goods, and 
spices at the Naval Air base stor- 
age plant. The Navy has given the 
college notice that it must give up 
the storage plant and therefore the 
college is erecting a new storage 
building which is to be located at 
the west end of Pickard Field be- 
yond the baseball field, and near 
the Whittier Field entrance. 

At the present time the founda- 
tion of the building is all in and it 
is expected that the entire building 
will be completed by June first. 
The new storage building is to con- 
tain large refrigerators for frozen 
foods, meats, and vegetables and 
will also contain a large dry stor- 
age section. It is to be one story 
high and of cinder block construc- 

This new storage building will be 
more convenient because of its one 
half mile proximity to the frater- 
nities on campus, in contrast to 
the three and one half miles from 
the old plant. 

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Two New Gifts Added 
To. H. D.Gibson Fund 

President C. M. Sills recently 
announced two additions to the 
Harvey Dow Gibson Memorial 
Fund; these gifts— each for $5,000 
— were made by Mrs. Gibson and 
her daughter, Mrs. Whitney 
Bourne Choate. They were both 
received at the College on March 
12th, the anniversary date of the 
birth of Mr. Gibson. 

The Harvey Dow Gibson Mem- 
orial Fund was established in De- 
cember last by a gift to Bowdoin 
of $75,000 from the Manufacturers 
Trust Company, New York, of 
which the late Mr. Gibson was 
President for twenty years until 
the time of his death. 

An additional gift of $13,000 
came to the Gibson Memorial 
Fund soon after it was establish- 
ed. The additional gifts by Mrs. 
Gibson and Mrs. Choate now bring 
the total to nearly $100,000. There 
is a likelihood of its being still 
further augmented. 

When the original announce- 
ment was made regarding the 
establishment of the Fund, it was 
stated that the decision, as to the 
form the Memorial would take at 
Bowdoin College, would be made 
later by a committee consisting of 
Mr. Henry C. Von Elm, President 
of the Manufacturers Trust Com- 
pany, Mrs. Gibson, and President 
Sills of Bowdoin, 

The Campus Chest Weekend opens officially Friday evening 
with a Glee Club concert at Memorial Hall under the direction 
of Prof. Frederic E. T. Tillotson; the Meddies will appear with 
the Glee Club to start this charity 
weekend off on a good foot. 

The Student Council Committee, 
which is headed by Richard Van 
Orden, has spent considerable time 
and effort in completing the plans 
to make this particular Campus 
Chest "a success and to insure the 
perpetuation of this program by 
which the Bowdoin undergraduates 
may contribute to worthy charities 
in an easy and enjoyable fashion." 

The general admission ticket, 
which permits attendance at all 
functions, is priced at $2.50 per 
couple and $2.00 stag. This ticket 
will grant admission to the Glee 
Club Concert, and the Saturday ac- 
tivities, including the movies at 
Smith Auditorium, the Splash Par- 
ty at the pool, the Jazz Concert at 
the D.U. House, and the dance at 
the gym. "My Little Chickadee," 
starring Mae West and W. C. 

Fields, will be the feature film at 
the Smith Auditorium, and starts 
at 1:30 pjn. The undergraduate 
Jazz group, which will include Ab- 
raham E. Dorfman '53 and Leroy 
P. Healey '51, will get their con- 
cert underway in the Delta Upsil- 
on Dance Hall at 3:30 p.m. The 
swimming pool will be open all 

Joe Avery and his band will 
provide the music for the Saturday 
night dance in the gym Each fra- 
ternity will have a gaming booth 
on the gym floor to form a penny 

The early fraternity reports in- 
dicate that many dates will oc on 
campus, and consequently all fra- 
ternity houses will be open for 
dates on Saturday. Classes, how- 
ever, will be conducted as usual 
Saturday morning. 


There will be a general 
meeting of the active mem- 
bers of Bowdoin-on-the-Air In 
the Moulton Union on Monday 
evening, April 16, at eight 
o'clock. This meeting Is called 
for the purpose of voting In a 
new constitution. Active mem- 
bers will be notified by mall 
as to the exact place in which 
the meeting will be held. 

Brig. Wight D.S.O. 
To Speak On Korea 

Brigadier Ian L. Wight, D.S.O., 
O.B.E., who has recently returned 
from service with the British Far 
Eastern Land Forces in Singapore 
and Korea, will speak on the eve- 
ning of Thursday, April 12, under 
1 the auspices pf the English Speak- 
\ ing Union. 

Brigadier Wight, who will take 
as his subject 'This British Effort 
in the Far East", will be intro- 
duced by Col. Robinson Verrill, 
President of the Maine branch of 
the English Speaking Union. The 
lecture will be open to the public 
without charge and will be held in 
Memorial Hall at 8:15 o'clock. 

He will discuss the organization 
and operation of the British 27th 
and 29th Brigades in Korea, the 
part played by the Far Eastern 
Fleet since the opening of Korean 
hostilities, and will also give a pic- 
ture of the continuing struggle 
with Communists in Malaya and 
the present position of the British 
stronghold in Hongkong . 

Brigadier Wight began his com- 
missioned service in 1925. He was 
sent to West Africa early in World 
War II as Brigade Major of the 
Suffolk Regiment. He moved from 
there to East Africa where he help- 
to plan the Madagascar landings, 
then to Southern Rhodesia and to 
India. Late in 1944 he went to Ara- 
kan, Burma where he commanded 
a battalion of the Northern Niger- 
ian Regiment until the end of the 
Burma Campaign. In 1946-47 he 
commanded the Officers Training 
Corps at Cambridge University, 
going from there to Palestine and 
j Greece. In 1949 he took part in the 
j operations in Malaya where he re- 
j ceived the D.S.O. In the summer 
of 1950 he was appointed Brigadier, 
General Staff, with duty at Singa- 
pore, and from this station was 
sent to Korea. 

Dr. Bridges Keynotes 
Forum Week With A 
Talk In Moulton Union 

Dr. Ronald P. Bridges '30 gave 
the Keynote address of this year's 
Religious Forum last Sunday in 
the Union Lounge as he spoke on 
'The Modern Person and His Re- 
lation to the Church." 

Dr. Bridges discounted the pre- 
vailing theory that the world is 
further away from God than ever 
before, by citing that Church 
membership, both by percentage 
and by numbers, is greater today 
than ever before. Dr. Bridges read 
an article from "The Press Circle," 
a Bowdoin publication around 
1830, which stated that Bowdoin 
was fas* bc o am mg -- a eentw of 
waywardness and vice. Opinions 
haven't changed much through 
the years. 

Continuing, Dr. Bridges observ- 
ed that Religion scraped bottom 
around the turn of the nineteenth 
century and that only in the last 
twenty years has there been a 
real awakening in religion. Dr. 
Bridges gave as the reason for 
this, the fear that is present in all 
of .us today — a fear that we can- 
not combat by ourselves. Since we 
cannot combat this fear we turn 
to God for aid and guidance. In 
our turnings however, we often 
do not use the medium of the 

•Dr. Bridges stated that after 
the war returning service men and 
women were not inbued with the 
idea of the need for a Church. 
This, Dr. Bridges said, is a mani- 
festation of the modern man's idea 
that he is self dependent. 

The missionaries, especially 
those in China, have been forced 
in many cases to give up their mis- 
sions and leave for safer territory. 
Dr. Bridges is confident, however, 
that the Christian Religion will 
continue to live in the hearts of 
the people. When a country has 
been attacked or forced into 
totalitarianism, religion is always 
the last thing to fall. 

Dr. Bridges concluded his talk 
with a plea for more fortitude 
and courage in the minds and 
hearts of the people. If the people 
will only bear up under the strains 
that lie ahead, Religion will be as- 
sured of a continued success. 

Glee Club Spring Tour Smashing 
Success; Some Singers Subdued 

Charles W. Schoeneman '53 

The Bowdoin College Glee Club 
like many of the other singing 
organizations of colleges and uni- 
versities went on tour during the 
spring vacation. 

The tour was a success. People 
like to hear a group of singers 
from college and are often amazed 
that a club from such a small 
school as Bowdoin can not only 
produce the atmosphere which 
makes this type of a singing organ- 
ization such a pleasure to listen to, 
but also a brand of singing which 
is professional in technique. 

The alumni turned out in usual 
strength wherever the Bowdoin 
singers performed, the girts from 
the two women's colleges where 
the club visited attended in mass, 
for in their school lives it is not 
too often that male voices ring 
through their auditoriums, but 
there were also men and women 
who attended the Bowdoin College 
concerts in the several north- 
eastern cities where the club sang 
who had come only to hear music 
and who went away happy that 
they had come. This is a fact of 
which Professor Tillotson and the 
club can be proud. 

On March 22 the club left col- 

lege. That evening there was a 
concert in the beautiful auditori- 
um at Bradford Junior College in 
Haverhill. There was snow on the 
ground most of the way down to 
Massachusetts, but once inside the 
walls of Bradford, the hospitality 
of the hosts gave the club new 
enthusiasm for what was a suc- 
cessful beginning to the tour. The 
campus was dry after the concert 
and a short dance was completed. 
Most of the club slept by candle- 
pins in the YMCA. 

An excursion to Lasell Junior 
College was the order of the day 
on Good Friday. A rather enthusi- 
astic audience welcomed the sing- 
ers and the free admission ; they 
got their money's worth. There 
was a quaet and subdued gather- 
ing of some members of the club 
and their female companions on 
that wet Friday evening in the 
village of Winchester: some mem- 
bers were quiet, some were sub- 
dued, and some were quiet and 
subdued. After a short tussle with 
the collapsable cots in alley no. 5, 
the club settled down on the bowl- 
ing alleys., 

[ Continued on Page 2 ] 








Wednesday. April 11. 1951 

No. 1 

Editor-in-Chief Roger W. Sullivan '52 

Associate Editor Keith W. Harrison '51 

Managing Editor* * Robert L. Happ '53, Alden E. Horton Jr. '53 

News Editors Paul P. Brountas "54, Ronald B. Gray *54, 

Horace A. Hildreth Jr. '54 
Assistant Newt Editors Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ranlett "54 

Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Art Editor Richard W. Ahrens '53 

Music Editor ■ J° e l H - Hupper '54 

Editorial Assistants '.'.". Charles F. Davis '53, Peter A. Laselle '53, 

W. Brookings Mitchell '53, Charles W. 

Srhoeneman '53, H. Churchill Semplo '53 

Reporters Richard H. Allen '54, Keith A. Buzzell '54, David A. 

Carlson '54, James A. Cook "54, William A. Fickelt 

'54, Theophilus E. McKinney '54, Leo R. Sauve '54, 

Edward F. Spicer '54 

Sports Editor Frank T. Pagnamrnta 53 

Assistant Sports Editor Warren R. Ross "52 

Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Business Manager William J. Nightingale '51 

Assistant Business Manager Robert E. Gray '53 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper '54 

<o- Advertising Manager* Donald A. Buckingham '53, 

Frank G. Oswald '53 
Business Assistants Alfred A. Gass '54, Albert F. Lilley '54 

Directors ... . Professor Athem P. Daggett, Mr. James A. Storer, 
Robert S. Spooner '51, William J. Nightingale '51, 
, Roger W. Sullivan '52 


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Criticism, Better Organization 
Should Net Improved ORIENT 

Bv looking at the "masthead" aboVe you will see that the 
ORIENT has now a new staff and, in many ways, a new system 
of organization. In the past all the writing and administration of 
the paper has been left to a small group of students, the net 
results being, of course, inaccuracy and, in many cases, poor 
coverage. To cope with this problem we have expanded the 
staff considerably and, at the same time, sub-divided in into va- 
rious fields of reporting. 

Specialization on a college newspaper can be an evil, in that 
it does not always give a student the chance to vary his writ- 
ing or in that, by delegating authority, it makes for poor or- 
ganization. But, if properly administered, such organization can 
satisfy the demands of efficiency and, at the same time, allow 
each member of the staff to feel free do the kind of writing he 
enjoys and can do well. fi/tso past editors of the ORIENT found 
that a man interested in writing sports did not enjoy and usually 
did not have a style suitable for news stories, reviews, and edi- 
torials, and. by the - same tokens, a person «who could write a 
good news story was usually a failure if he tried to move to the 
sports page. Our new policy simply carries that reasoning one 
step further. 

There are students on the campus who like to write and who 
also are interested in music, literature, drama, or art. Rather 
than have a member of our staff who is not well equipped for 
the task assigned to writing articles and reviews in those spe- 
cial fields, we feel that. by. specializing where specialized knowl- 
edge is required, a better paper will result. 

In closing, some notes on criticism might be in order. With- 
out criticism from the outside, nothing can really improve. Well, 
the ORIENT is no exception to that truism, for we are likely to 
be blind to our weaknesses. You will probably have suggestions 
for improvements after reading this issue, and, if you do let us 
know either by writing a letter, or telling some member of the 
staff whom you know, or even by appearing in person at a 
weekly meeting of the editors held every Thursday in Moore 
Hall downstairs at 4:30 P.M. 

Fate Of Selective Service Plan 
Indicative Of Country's Values 

With the conclusion of the "Great Debate" on the subject 
of armed forces to Europe, the legislative bodies- of the United 
States are once again being torn apart over a debate concerning 
the "Defer The Bright Boys" draft program. Briefly outlined, 
the program is this sjl raft boards are advised to defer most 
freshmen, sophomm^Rjrf the upper half of their classes, juniors in 
the upper two-thirds and seniors in, the upper three-fourths. All 
students wishing to, may, at their own expense, go to desig- 
nated centers where they will take arbitrary IQ tests. If their 
rank on these tests is above a specified national level, they will 
be deferred. 

Against this Presidential proposal there have been two strong 
arguments, which we would like to mention, and try to answer. 
Perhaps the simplest, and we think, the weakest is the sweeping 
blast that, if 'voiced would sound like this: "The bright boys 
don't have to go into the service, and that isn't fair." If the 
"bright boys" didn't have to go into the service, it would not 
only be unfair, but it would be downright disastrous. The men 
who would not go when they were in college would only be 
deferred until the time when they graduate. If Universal Mili- 
tary Training is to come, and that seems to be a fair assumption, 
no one will "escape" from the draft. Some young men would 
just get their service over with sooner than others, and in the 
meantime there would be a healthy flow of graduates in the 

President Conant of Harvard has objected to the Presidential 
plan partly because he feels that it will breed a pampered in- 
tellectual caste. We feel that such a belief, if carried to its log- 
ical ends, is far more dangerous than the immediate enemy of 
America in Russia. 

There has, for some time, been growing even in circles of 
higher education a belief that cultural scholarship is something 
of a "useless" if rather engaging pastime for acadamicians. In- 
stead of working to strengthen an American culture, education 
is pointing more and more toward pragmatic specialization. 
One needs only to recollect the sad story of the downfall of 
Sparta which was of strong body and culturally weak, and draw 
a frightening analogy. 

But this digression does not answer the charge of fostering 
the scholar caste. May we ask if the presence of a scholarly 
caste has ever been af the eyes of America? Again, if college 
men are to be deferred and not exempted, there is no reason 
to believe that the student will stand apart from the non-college 
man in any other way except perhaps in age. We submit that 
the use of a plan like the one under consideration would not 
contribute to any sorf*oT logical unfairness. 

And what if som^ sort of deferment plan for college stu- 
dents is not forthcoming'? From our position as viewers from 
a small, liberal arts college, we are perhaps prejudiced, but 
there seems to be nc* escape from utter depopulation of small 
schools if a deferment plan for the student is not made. Al- 
though we are fortunate to have an ROTC program here, it is 
needle*! to say that a targe percentage of small colleges all over 
the counti y Jo not have such a plan. With indiscriminate draft- 
ing, the one c rou P which would be hit the hardest would be 
the institutions of higher learning, particularly the small col- 
lege. We feel that it is perhaps the time for us to raise the cry 
f "Unfair" against tKe attackers of the Presidential plan for 
college deferment. 

Letter To The Editor 

To the Editor 

Dear Sir: 

An item from the ORIENT has 
come to my attention: — It is of 
such an unusual and encouraging 
nature that I write to congratulate 
you and to admit that I am taken 
by surprise, but delighted. 

I refer to an item re: the Con- 
solation Game of the New Eng- 
land Tournament played at Colby 
College, and your approbation of 
both the idea of the tournament in 
a college gymnasium and the man- 
ner in which Colby handled itself. 

I do not intend to be sarcastic 
when I say that your favorable re- 
action to Colby and Colbyites is 
most heart-warming. On the con- 
trary, I say this because during 
my four years as an under-gradu- 
ate at Colby — particularly in my 
efforts as an officer and later 
editor of that "sad'' sheet, the 
Colby ECHO— the only thing to 
come up the road from the sea 
was haughtiness and rancor — 
never sweetness and cooperation. 

To paraphrase that which has 
been said many times, much is to 
be gained from your new attitude, 
little by your old. Therefore, keep 
it up, and God-speea to you. 
Gerald B. Frank 
Colby '50 

Glee Club Travels 
For Annual Concerts 
Down Eastern Coast 

[Continued from Page /} 
Bright and early Saturday 
morning the members of the club 
jumped out of bed whtn the third 
pinboy quit his job — the Yugoslav 
Olympic somersault team gracious- 
ly shared their bathing accomoda- 
tions with the Bowdoin singers. 
The bus left at one p.m. or was 
supposed to, and for purposes of 
efficiency, did. 

Saturday evening the Glee Club 
sang at the Webster Hill School 
in West Hartford, Connecticut. A 
packed house welcomed what was 
perhaps the best performance of 
the year, and it was very ' un- 
fortunate that some of the audi- 
ence had to listen by means of 
loud speaker system in the gymna- 
sium. The alumni of the vicinity 
were very gracious in sharing their 
homes with the Bowdoin singers. 
Some members made New York 
for church on Easter Sunday and 
others had leisurely breakfasts 
trying to remember, or forget, the 
big party at the Rock Ledge 
Country Club the night before. 
The added assistant managers got 
the bus to the Biltmore Hotel in 
plenty of time for the concert Sun- 
day afternoon at the Harvard 
Club. Here, once again, a very ap- 
preciative audience heard a con- 
cert of which Bowdoin men could 
be proud. 

The men were on their own, that 
is, all except one, Sunday evening, 
and an expensive time was had by 
all in the big city. After a leisure- 
ly Monday morning and afternoon, 
the club assembled in the Hotel 
.New "Yorker for supper and the 
concert in memory of the late Har- 
vey Dow Gibson before his as- 
sociates at the Manufacturers 
Trust Company. "The Skipper of 
St. Ives" was sung as a fitting 
tribute to the man who has been 
so good to Bowdoin music — Mr. 
Gibson. Nightspots and fivespots 
were what entertained the club 
members that night. 

Faculty Notice 

The Student Council cordially 
invite* the faculty and their 
families to participate in all the 
activities scheduled for the com- 
img weekend. One general ad- 
mission ticket will admit the 
entire family. Tickets may be 
purchased for $2.50 at the cut 
desk in Massachusetts Hall. 


Wed.-Thur. April 11-12 



Mark Stevens - Robert Douglas 




Short Subject 

Fri.-Sat. April 1S-14 

Humphrey Bogart 




50 minutes on the Senate Crime 
Investigating Committee 


Sun.-Mon.-Ttw. April 15-W-17 



David Wayne - Tom Ewell 


News Short Subject 

Wed.-Thur. April 18-19 


Ginger Sogers - Jack Cai 


Hiioi'l ouaject 

Dr. Bridge* '30 Set* 
Theme For Religious 
Forum In Sub. Chapel 

i [Continued from Page 1] 
that to find the final answer." The 
subject of Robert Frost's poem 
"Out! Out!", served as one of Dr. 
Bridges' examples. A young boy 
died as the result of having his 
wrist severed by a saw. A doctor's 
report is final when he reports the 
cause and result of the accident. 
Likewise a reporter's story is final 
when he gives a summary of the 
boy's death. "But to a poet," said 
Dr. Bridges, "there is more, much 
more. One person's life comprises 
a vast area* of truth. It is the poet 
who penetrates into this hinter- 
land of truth." 

Dr. Bridges then furthered his 
point by stating that H20 is not 
water, it is only one important as- 
pect of water. "Water," said Dr. 
Bridges, "is the vast ocean, the 
tea kettle boiling on the stove, the 
great Hoover Dam, and the slug- 
gish and dirty Thames River. It is 
the single drop in the heart of a 
rose, it is the clouds at sunset in 
the west. In the end it is the River 
Jordan which we must all at one 
time cross." 

To conclude his sermon, Dr. 
Bridges made the point that "we 
must arm ourselves with this real 
truth and knowing this truth be 
kept free." 

Dr. Bridges, a Bowdoin graduate 
of the class of 1930, also led a dis- 
cussion session in the lounge of the 
Moulton Union at seven o'clock on 
Sunday evening. The Religious Fo- 
rum continued through Tuesday, 
April 10, with many distinguished 
clergy taking part in the informa- 
tive lectures and discussions. 

Bowdoin Gains $10,000 
For Unrest rirted Use 
From McGregor Fund 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
announced yesterday the receipt of 
a gift of $10,000 to the College 
which is unrestricted as to its use 
and which was made as a contribu- 
tion to the Bowdoin Sesquiecn- 
tennial Fund from the McGregor 
Fund of Detroit. • 

The Sesquicentennial Fund is in 
process of being raised to provide 
for several needed buildings and 
for an increase in the endowment 
funds of the College. It commem- 
orates the 150th anniversary of the 
actual opening of the College for 
classes in 1802. 

This gift has been allocated 
onl^half to Bowdoin's new Chem- 
istry Building, which is now in pro- 
cess of being built, and one half to 
the endowment funds of the Col- 
lege. This has been the usual con- 
servative practice which has been 
followed during the campaign, in 
order that a proper balance be- 
tween funds for operating income 
and funds for capital expenditures 
may be maintained. 

Bowdoin's fund raising results 
now stand close to the $2,500,000 
mark. President Sills states that 
the College earnestly hopes to- 
reach a total subscription figure of 
$3,000,000 by Commencement week 
next June, thus providing the re- 
quired amount needed for the New 
Chemistry Building. This would be 
the half-way mark to the ultimate 
goal of $6,000,000 which is actually 
required to meet the full current 
needs' of the College. 

Selective Stroke Qmdifications 
May Be Tested Here This Spring 

[Continued from ftgc 2} 
dent is to be exempt from military 
service but Ms military duty may 
be deferred so that he may go on 
with his education in college." 

The Qualification Test, which is 
to be prepared and administered 
by the Educational Testing Ser- 
vice of Princeton, New Jersey, will 
be given at Bowdoin, as well as at 
over 1000 other sites throughout 
the country, on May 26, June 16, 
and June 30. 1951. 

Any student who is registered 
under the Selective Service Act 
and intends to ask to be deferred 
as a student, and is under 26 years 
of age is eligible to take the 
Qualification Test, although it can 
be taken only once. 

Selective Service officials have 
announced that to apply one must 
first obtain a post card application 
(SSS Form No. 106 which is at 

Art Museum Displays 
Pictures From Tif e" 
Depicting Kyoto, Japan 

Life Magazine has lent to the 
Bowdoin Art Museum this month 
a series of photographs depicting 
the city and the people of Kyoto, 

Life Magazine, in its usual full- 
page, picturesque style has, how- 
ever, succeeded in presenting only 
the most cursory examination of 
the cultural profundities of that 
ancient city. It has presented what 
can be termed a well-rounded 
Cook's tour of the city. 

The exhibit consists of 29 boards 
which might be printed in. the 
"Life Goes To Kyoto" sectiok of 
that magazine. Life has dabbled 
with its usual heavy hand \in 
Japanese art and religion, sending 
their man Friday to record for us 
and for our posterity the archi- 
tecture, temples, and ceremonies 
of this ancient Japanese metro- 
polis. A good pictorial view of the 
city is given, but the deeper 
ramifications of the cultural tradi- 
tion and significance of an ancient 
city cannot be caught by photo- 
graphy. The fact that religion, 
learning, life, and death have pass- 
ed their sculptural and untimely 
ways for a millenium cannot be 

mission Besides the ticket of ad- 
mission, an- esUeieJ >mc timcn t 

showing the selective service num- 
ber, and the exact designs thm, 
number, and address of the Selec- 
tive Service Board having jurisdic- 
tion over the applicant must be 
presented at the examination cen- 
ter on the day of the exam. 

The schedule for the giving of 
the test will be the same on all 
three days on which the exam is. 
to be given. Examination officials 
have announced that all applicants 
must report to the examination 
centers by 8:30 ajn. on the day 
that the exam is to be given. The 
examination will begin at 9:00 and 
will close at approximately 12:30 

As the exam is being made out 
and administered by the same or- 

tached to SS Form No. 107) from ^%*2^S£ 9 2. S2 
any local board of the Selective 
Service. However efforts are being 
made to make this application post 

portrayed with the candid camera. 
Even the conquering American 
armies of jeep-drivers and photo- 
graphers have not been able to 
change the scene, which is pastor- 
al, for all of its urbanification. The 
inhabitants continue their tea- 
drinking, temple-going, and pur- 
suit of knowledge much as they 
did under the emperors. 

Life shows a great interest in 
traditional " Shinto, as it differs 
from State Shinto, which S C A P 
disestablished and decentralized, 
wringing profund changes upon 
Japanese life, but the simple 
aninism of cerescent Shintoism has 
not been captured. Life at least 
places emphasis in the correct 
place, for Shinto is one of the most 
beautiful of all religions, apart 
from State Shinto, which has been 
often corrupted to support the in- 
cumbent faction in Japanese 
politics. Traditional Shinto is 
characterized by» the absence of an 
ethical and doctrinal code, of idol- 
worship, of priestcraft, and of any 
^teachings concerning a future 
state, and the deification of heroes, 
emperors, and great men, together 
with the worship of forces and 
objects in nature. The city of 
Kyoto, with its temples and 
numerous idols shows that the 
State Shinto often prevailed over 
the traditional. 

There were 235,800 more per- 
sons injured in U. S. motor vehicle 
accidents last year than in 1949. 

card available on campus, 

Then the application must be 
carefully filled out and mailed im- 
mediately. On the application 
card, which is in the form of a 
double post card, is space for the 
full name, the Selective Service 
number, the home address, the 
addres to which the ticket of ad- 
mission should be mailed to, and 
the number and the location of 
the examination center requested. 
For example, a student requested 
Bowdoin as an examination center 
would put the number of the cen- 
ter, 433, and its location, Bruns- 
wick, in the spaces provided for 
this information. 

The card when filled out should 
be folded and a one cent stamp 
be put on. This card is self-ad- 
dressed to , Selective Service Ex- 
amining Section Post Office Box, 
Princeton, New Jersey, but it re- 
quires a one cent stamp for mail- 
ing. The bottom section of the 
card will be returned from the 
Service and will be the ticket of 
admission to the examination cen- 

Only one application should be 
made and the test must be taken 
on the date and at the place 
specified on the ticket of ad- 

Board examination and the 
examinations for the service acad- 
emies, the rules for the conduct of 
the test will be very similar. No 
textbooks, or notes should be 
brought to the examination room 
and the penalty for cheating will 
be dismissal from the examination. 
A No. 2 pencil or a pen should be 
used in completing the test. 

All results of the test will be 
sent to the local Selective Service 
board of the applicant which will 
then consider as evidence in deter- 
mining the eligibility of the ap- 
plicant as a student. 

A description of the test shows 
that the questions will examine 
the ability of the applicant in read- 
ing with understanding and solving 
new problems by using general 
knowledge. The test will include 
reading questions, vocabulary 
questions, questions in interpreting 
graphs, and math questions. 

It must be remembered that all 
these plans are subject to change 
and that it is possible that the en 

Debating Team Places 
5th In National Meet 

{Continued from Page /] 
"I noticed at the tournament that 
the smaller colleges often produced 
better deb a ter s than the larger 
colleges and universities." Van 
Oiden also observed that "in the 
South people are more familiar 
with the name of Bowdoin College 
than in the West." 

Concerning the famous southern 
hospitality and the social side of 
the trip, Elowe had this to say, "I 
found the Mary Washington Col- 
lege campus to be very beautiful 
and a paradise of southern charm 
and hospitality. We attended a 
dance on Friday and Saturday 
nights.-' Commenting on the West 
Point debaters, Elowe said that he 
was pleasantly surprised to find 
that the cadets did not have to re- 
main at attention during the de- 
bate, contrary to his expectations. 

New Storage Building 
Under Construction 

At Pickard Field 

[Continued from Page 1"] 

The entire project is under the 
supervision of the College Govern- 
ing Boards Committee on Dining 
Rooms, of which Mr. Harold Lee 
Berry is the chairman. Mr. Berry 
was also the chairman of the com- 
mittee which supervised the con- 
struction of the new classroom 

Being built simultaneously with 
this storage building is the new 
chemistry building. The construc- 
tion of both buildings is being done 
by the Barr, Gleason & Barr Co. 
under the supervision of Mr. Tony 

The chemistry building, too, is 
well under way in construction as 
pipes have been laid and cesspools 
have already been put in. Daily, 
the big bulldozer is working on the 
site and making quick progress. It 
is expected that this new building 

tire principle of the testing pro- 
gram might be changed by con- | will be completed in 1952. 
gress between now and final pass- 

Ninety-eight percent of drivers 
involved in fatal automobile acci- 
dents in the U. S. last year had at 
least one year's driving experience. 



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Give your room-mate a break and have plenty of 
Van Heusen Oxfords in your bureau drawers. After 
all, you can't expect him to borrow any Oxford — 
it has to be Van Heusen because then he knows it 
has the college man's casual air and traditional 
styling. In many new weaves, colors and collar styles. 

Van Heusen 

■TO. T. M. 

'the world's smartest" 




O peotyto cunicularia" — Speo, far short, majors 

in the classics. But in this case, he's dropped his Latin leanings and slings 

American slang with the best of them. He conies right out 

"cum loudly" whenever he voices his opinion on these quick-trick, 
one-puff cigarette tests. They're a snub to hi* high I.Q. 
He knows from smoking experience lucre's just one 
intelligent way to judge the mildness of a cigarette. 

If s the sensible test . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test, 
which simply asks you to try Camels as a steady smoke — 
on a pack-after-pack, day-after-day basis. No snap 
judgments needed. After you've enjoyed Camels — and only 
Camels - for 30 days in your "T-Zone" (T for Throat, 
T for Taste), we believe youH know why... 

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Twenty-four percent of all 
drivers involved in fatal auto- 
mobile accidents in the U. S. last 
year were between the ages of 18 
and 24. 



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By Warren R. Ross 

What Is The Vahie Of Athletics? 

In these days between seasons while the winter sports season is 
being: hashed over, and, equally significantly, in this issue of the 
ORIENT which primarily contains previews of the various spring 
sport seasons about to begin, perhaps it might be appropriate to weigh 
the respective relationships of the college student and college athletics 
and attempt toVassay their relative values. 

Speaking from the student's point of view, let us attempt to answer 
the question, "What can collegiate athletics do for the undergraduate?" 
The standard answers given, all very sound and reasonable in their 
own right, mainly concern the development not only of the boy's body 
and athletic ability, but also of his spirit of cooperation and teamwork, 
his sense of participating as a vital cog in a competitive group effort. 

In these days of high, living, big business, gambling, and the grasp 
on collegiate athletics that the parasitic tentacles of these three 
factors have secured, the given answers to the above question are 
rapidly approaching the status of the well-known economic theory of 
perfect competition, strictly from dreamland. In most colleges nowa- 
days, athletics, primarily football and basketball, are big business. 
Players are hired, not taker* from the enrollment of the student body. 
The well-known quips about college football players driving flashy 
convertibles and studying Basketweaving 1, 2 are old stuff in neigh- 
borly banter now. 

A few people around Greater Boston, for example, know the story 
of a boy who was captain of a Class A high school football team and 
received honorable mention as a guard on most of the all-scholastic 
teams chosen in the area at the end of the season. The next fall, when 
he attempted to sign up as a candidate for the freshman team of a 
well-known college in Boston, he was told by athletic officials that 
there would be no use in his trying out for the team, because only 
players on athletic scholarships would be considered by the coaching 
staff, "hard-pressed" for time as it was. Another oddity is that most 
scholarship players who fail to make the athletic grade strangely 
enough seem to occasionally flunk out of school shortly after their 
failing on the sports field. 

In such a case, any claim that collegiate athletics are doing any- 
thing constructive for the student is treading on pretty thin ice. Legit- 
imate athletic scholarships for a limited number of college applicants 
who are needy, athletically inclined, and mentally worthy of a college 
education are fine and shoujd be encouraged if a school is so inclined 
and so endowed. As long as the student continues to display his worthi- 
ness, it is a wonderful thing that he can be aided by the school in ex- 
panding his education. 

This does not. excuse collegiate professionalism, however. When 
athletic subsidization on the college level reaches the point where a 
student is heaped with rewards and "gifts" far in excess of his immed- 
iate and basic needs in pursuing his education, such "paying off" 
should be stamped out of the college scene permanently. 
, Happily, collegiate athletics are not so treated and regarded by 
alumni, administration, faculty, and undergraduate bodies here at 
Bowdoin. Undergrads here should be proud that they are a part of % 
school where a man is still free to compete for a position in any or- 
ganization he chooses, athletic or otherwise. They should also endeavor 
to set forth their school's just outlook to all other schools as the 
shining example of athletics for athletics' sake. 

By the spirit and love* for the games we play, we here at Bowdoin 
should do our part, however, insignificant it might seem, to keep 
amateurism alive, and to separate and preserve the love for the game 
from the greediness that inspires the integration of collegiate competi- 
tion with economic advancement. 

Watson, Noyes And Hiitdle 
Top Tenmsmen This Tear 

With a new coach, Sam Ladd, 
and only two returning veterans 
from vast year's varsity, BowdohVs 
tennis team faced a vast rebufldr 
ing program this spring prior to 
opening their schedule in defense 
of their state title. 

Those returning to the fold after 
the fall and winter layoff are 
Charlie Watson, currently jee tt ed 
as number one on the team and 
the number two man, Captain Ted 
Noyes. Both saw plenty of action 
in the tennis campaign of last 
year, and much is expected of the 
two gentlemen in the campaign 
about to begin. 

Among the newcomers to the 
squad are Burch Hindle and Bob 
Toppan, up from the JV squad of 
a year ago. Both held the number 
one spot on that squad at one time 
or another during the season, but 
in the current see-dings, Hindle, 
who came out of JV competition 
unscathed by a single defeat in 
singles, rates one ahead of Toppan, 
the two holding numbers three and 
four respectively. - 

Right behind Burch and Bob 
are Rogers Johnson, fresh from his 

process continues on through the 
— a eo n , and it provides a very real 
and basic process by which a man 
can win himself a place on a team, 
by showing himself to be superior 
to Ms competitors on the court in 
active competition. 

The team will open its schedule 
with a trip down to southern New 
England with matches on April 25 
with the Wesleyan netmen follow- 1 

Letbsr winners d the basketball and hockey teams had their 

day for the election of captains recently, and the results of those 

eTby^tcheTat XnhersC W11- Rejections saw Dick MeCasker chosen to lead the Polar Bear 

liams, and MIT on successive days 
after the 25th. This trip will be 
made to conjunction with the base- 
ball trip, and it will provide the 
squad with some very worthy com- 
petition with which to prepare for 
their state title defense. Williams 
is expected to have one of the 
finest tennis teams in the East 
this year. 

Sam Ladd, the new coach of the 
tennis team this year has already 
become extremely popular with 
his players. After very limited 
workouts on the outdoor courts 
following their conditioning work- 
outs in the cage, Mr. Ladd has 
proven himself not only very adept 
at the sport himself, but also a 
very capable coach. One of hi* 

hockey and football^ successes, and | gtalwarts has expressed complete 

confidence in his coaching, adding 
that he has already accomplished 
much in helping the boys on the 
squad to improve their play and 
round themselves into a capable 
and well-balanced squad this year. 
* As one looks at the state opposi- 
tion this year, it doesn't look as 
though the pickings are going to 
be extra rosy as the Polar Bear 
racketmen seek to add the state 
crown to their laurels. Maine and 
Colby both had successful south- 
ern trips during their respective 
spring vacations and so have got- 
ten the jump on their Brunswick 
adversaries as far as competition, 
conditioning, and seasoning go. It 
remains only for the White to 
work hard to catch up to the other 
Maine schools in this department, 
because the competition will 
definitely be on the difficult side 
when series time rolls around. 

Wharf Martin, both juniors, who 
rank fifth and sixth in the current 
ratings. Both of these boys have 
plenty of experience and should 
put in good seasons for Coach 

Rounding out the top ten of the 
tennis squad are numbers, seven 
and eight, juniors Dave Iazard and 
Johnny "Ike" Williams, followed 
by sophomores Pete Mundy and 
Frank Pagnamenta. 

The reason these ratings are 
mentioned as "current" is that the 
tennis ratings are set up on a 
ladder system in which each can- 
didate for a playing, position on 
the squad is given the opportunity 
to work his way literally up the 
ladder by beating his nearest seed- 
ed team mates in intra-squad 
challenge matches held between 
the intercollegiate matches 
throughout the season. 

The mechanics of the ladder 
system are thus: After the players 
have been seen in early season 
workouts, they are rated by the 
coach on the basis of his concep- 
tion of their ability judging from 
what he has seen them do on the 
court. This rating is posted, and a 
man on the team can better his 
individual rating by challenging 
either one of the two men seeded 
directly above him. For example, 
Rog Johnson can win himself a 
higher seeding by challenging Bob 
Toppan and defeating him. He 
then replaces Toppan as number 
fdur, andTttppttT drops to number 
five. If, after Toppan challenges 
Johnson again, Rog can't beat him 
a second time, the two jump back 
to their original positions. This 


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Jordan Named Basketball Captain Team Loaded With Sophs; 

As McCusker Leads Hockeymen 

Sailing Club Fixes • 
Boat* For First Meet 

The Bowdoin College Sailing 
Club has started work on its din- 
ghys to get ready for a meet on 
Sunday, April 15, against Maine, 
Colby and possibly Bates. 

Actually the Club has not been 
completely inactive over the winter 
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uel F. Manning '54 has directed the 
carpentry work on the boats. Now 
however, with the season's opening 
breathing down the Club's neck, 
regular work has started as sand- 
ing and painting are being done on 
the boats. It is expected that the 
boats will be ready for sailing by 
the fifteenth of April but the 
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hockey squad through the 1951-1952 hockey camp a ign , and 
Merle Jordan re-elected for the second consecutive year to lead 
the basketball squad 

Dick McCusker, currently a ju- 
nior at Bowdoin, will be playing 
his third year of varsity hockey 
next season, having completed two 
very successful seasons as first line 
center of the Polar Bear sextet. As 
a freshman, he also centered the 
first line of the JV squad. 

Dick came to Bowdoin from the 
New Prep School of Cambridge, 
Mass. His high school days were 
spent at Governor Dummer Acad- 
emy, and, prior to that, he was at 
Thayer Academy. At .New Prep 
and Governor Dummer, he was a 
key figure in the hockey world as 
well as playing baseball, soccer, 
and lacrosse. 

Here at Bowdoin, Dick has lim- 
ited his athletic activities to hoc- 
key. In his three years of compe- 
tition here, he has been among the 
top scorers each season. This past 
season, he finished second only to 
the outgoing captain, Stubby King. 
Dick's point total was 19. 

Although no midget, Dick can 
find his way around the rink at a 
pace equal to some of the slimmer 
lads he plays with and against 

Golf Pro Jim Browning 
Plans Interhouse Play, 
Sets Varsity In Action 

Commencing Patriots' Day, the 
Bowdoin golfers will embark on a 
short six-week season that will see 
the Polar Bears, led by Captain 
Bud Thompson and new coach, 
,golf pro Jim Browning of the 
Brunswick Golf Club, put in a lot 
of competition In attempting to 
bring home a little gravy to Bruns- 

The golfers competing for places 
on the team include Captain Bud 
Thompson, Harry McCracken, Hub 
Tref ts, Dave Burnell, Charlie Kerr, 
Dick Smith, Ted Brown, Tom Cas- 
ey, Joe Savoia, Paul Revere, and 
Charlie Claflln. As yet, these gen- 
tlemen have not been seeded by 
Coach Browning, but by next week, 
he expects to have them seeded 
after which they will compete for 

Merle Jordan, also a junior, will 
be leading the basketeers through 
their schedule again next year, and 
everyone knows how invaluable he 
was to the Polar Bear cause this 
year. His dead set shot, his great 
field generalship and playmaking, 
his coolness under pressure, and 
his defensive brilliance are only a 
few of the descriptive terms which 
are easily applied to the second 
term Bowdoin captain. 

In his freshman year here, 
Merle was slim, but he showed 
signs of the greatness he was soon 
to attain In his sophomore year, 
when the team was being mopped 
up by practically all opposition, 
Merle was one of the few who re- 
fused to succumb to the defeatist 
attitude that was sweeping the 
team at the time. For his stalwart 
efforts, Merle was rewarded by be- 
ing elected as captain although 
only a junior. 

This year, the heavier and' 
stronger South Portland flash has 
again been honored for his inspir- 
ational work from the guard posi- 
tion by again being chosen to lead 
his teammates, a choice well-de- 
served by the junior class presi- 
dent, top baseball pitcher, and top- 
flight man with the books. 

Air Base Reactivation 
Makes Hockey Problem 

With the reactivation of the 
former Naval Air Station, Bow- 
dohVs hockey department is faced 
with grave problems. 

The question seems to be 
whether to continue the sport 
under the adverse conditions that 
existed before on the outdoor rink 
or to discontinue the sport entire- 
ly. The Bowdoin athletic authori- 
ties believe it is worth while to 
keep the sport alive until such 
time as funds are available for an 
indoor rink and artificial ice. 

The outdoor rink would prob- 
ably be on Pickard Field, the new 
Classroom Building having taken 
over the spot previously used for 
the rink. The work of maintaining 
the ice for either practice or 

various positions on the list of I games would necessitate hours of 

seeded players via the ladder sys- 
tem, a man being allowed to chal- 
lenge only the man seeded direct- 
ly above him. By this system, the 
ratings will be very flexible 
throughout the season as men gain 
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snow shoveling and sprinkling. 
With the winters getting warmer 
each year, according to Coach 
Danny MacFaydon, the Polar 
Bears will have many more prob- 
lems than they have ever encount- 

The team will be faced with 
games and practices being post- 
poned regularly. Records show 
that some years, while on the out- 
door rink, the varsity team was 
able to get in fewer than a dozen 
workouts through the entire sea- 
son. But despite these threatening 
difficulties, Bowdoin hopes to keep 
hockey alive until the long-hoped- 
for rink becomes a reality, and 
the outdoor rink seems to be the 
only solution to this problem. 

Last year, 299,500 pedestrians 
were injured in the United States. 

Lack Southpaw Moundsmen 

As the 195 I baseball squad begin* lt» spring tratnmg out in 
the wide open spacea of blustery Pickard Field. • wild ruah f or 
regular positions has developed in practically every locale withm 
the confines of the playing field. _. . , . ___ yaraltv freeh ~cr 

Not only are the players battling ^JSLJ^L^SStTm£. 
for the various positions, but some 
are battling for more than a single 
position on the squad. While all 
his charges are sweating out the 
pre-season workouts, (if such is 
possible in early April in Maine), 
Coach Danny MacFayden has to do 
a little sweating himself to decide 
whom among the contenders to 
play in which position. 

Below are just a few of the 
situations, difficult but by no 
means unpleasant, that are now 
confronting Coach MacFayden: 

Andy Lano, last year's regular 
shortstop, has met his match at 
short in Corby Wolfe, one of the 
surest fisted glovemen to hit Bow- 
doin in some time. Andy, however, 
is too good a hitter to be warming 
the bench, so he tried catching and 
immediately developed into a very 
capable receiver. Behind the bat 
is an ideal spot for the Portland 
swatter, because he's the holler 
guy, the field general of the squad, 
and catching is the best spot for 
such a ball player. If need be, 
handy Andy can play any position 
on the ballfleld, so he is a boon 
toward making Danny's life easy. 

If the day comes when Andy 
does have to play elsewhere, he 
will create no serious problem be- 
hind the plate by his absence since 
the old master, Bobby Graff, and 
very smooth Billy Cbekburn are 
easily ready and eager to don the 
mask and mit. Meanwhile, Mr. 
Graff isn't exactly marking time 
while Mr. Lano directs the pitch- 
ing. His experience and capabilities 
with a bat in his hands are too 

high school, home team or vWtor. 

At short, the deacon has no 
problem. At present, Corby Wolfe 
has the Job In his vmt apeket. 
Without a doubt, he has an almost 
infallible pair of hands. As a hit- 
ter he is adequate although it 
could be that Brother Lano might 
be shifted to short on days when 
extra punch at the plate is de- 
sired This would alkw Bobby 
Graff to move behind the plate and 
allow a hard hitting outfielder to 
get into the lineup 

Third base Is the scene of an- 
other ding-dong battle for supre- 
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Trackmen, Minns Old 
Stars, Prepare For 
Rugged Spring Season 

With the coming of spring, the 
track team will be rounding itself 
into shape in an effort to put in as 
sueceaBful a season at it did last 
year when it annexed the state 
title and the New England cham- 
pionship. . 

Such will have to be accomplish- 
ed without the services of Al Ni- 
cholson, state and New England 
shot put 'and discus champion, and 
John Sabasteanski, who won simi- 
lar honors in the hammer throw. 
Earl Briggs, another stalwart of 
last season's squad will also be 

missing. All these boys have since 
graduated, and their competition 
valuable to overlook. He has been days at Bowdoin have ceased, 
hampered with arm trouble for the Coach Jack Magee this year will 
last season or so, a fact which be pinning his hopes on such de- 
forced him to swap positions with pendabies as dashmen Charley 
Burleigh Barnes last season, but Demming, Gordie Milliken, John 
he stands to see plenty of action Conti, and Al Chun-Hoon along 
out in right field or catching this with hurdlers Bill Seffens, Don 
season. Murphy, and Jack Getchell in the 

All over the infield, a battle short distances, 
royal is being waged in an effort For the distance events, Coach 
to nail down one of the four peai- j^g^ nas Tbm Damon, Ben Coe, 
tions. At first base', two * J P h / > ' and Dick Walker although Walker 
mores, Walt Bartlett, and Ray ig currently suffering from a mus- 
Petterson are locked in • *&* cle injury, and the talented miler 

will definitely be out of action 

dual for .starting honors. There, it 
is impossible to distinguish be- 
tween the. pair. Both are left- 
handed in the field and at the 
plate. Both are good hitters al- 
though Ray has a bit more heft 
while Walt sprays his hits in all 
directions although he, too, can 
wallop that long ball despite his 
slight stature. It might be that 
while one is playing first, the 
other will be in left field. Regard- 
less of who plays first, it is a safe 
bet that neither will sit out many 
ball games. 

At second, Roger Levesque and 
Freddy George are vieing for that 
job. Freddy is a powerful right- 
handed slugger whose bad shoulder 
practically prohibits his playing 
anywhere but second due to its 
effect on his throwing. Rog can 
give the Polar Bears that defen- 
sive strength down the middle 
since he and Corby Wolfe last year 
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when the first meet rolls around. 
Also not mentioned among the 
sprinters is Hay Biggs, who has a 
foot injury which refuses to re- 
spond to treatment thus making 
his status questionable. 

Getting back to the more able- 
bodied men, who will be seeing 
action during the season, Jack 
Hone, Ben Coe, and Don KufUare 
expected to head the list of middle- 
distance men at Mr. Magee's dis- 
posal In the field events, Warren 
Harmon, Charley Walker, and Bill 
Coperthwaite are the pole vaulters 
with Don Murphy, Gil Friend, and 
a healthy Biggs handling the jump- 
ing division. On the weights will be 
Ray Little, Don Tuttle, Disk 
W'ragg, Ed Cousins, Lou Wood, 
John PhillipsJJon Agostinelli, and 
Jack Needham. Rounding out the 
track squad are the javelin men. 
Bill Seffens and Charley Demming. 

The first meet on the Polar Bear 
schedule is listed for Saturday, 
April 21, at Burlington, Vermont, 
where the Bowdoinites will take 
on the University of Vermont and 
MIT tracksters in a triangular 
meet. Last year, MIT was the heat 
for this meet, and they proceeded 
to win it with the Polar Bean fin- 
ishing second, and the University 
Of Vermont holding up their op- 
ponents in third place. Coach Ma- 
gee stated that the performance 
of the boys in practice this week 
and early next week will determine 
who win make the trip and who 
will be left at home. Neither Dtek 
Walker nor Ray Biggs is expected 
to make this meet due to their 

Coach Magee also stated in con* 
elusion that since the triangular 
meet on the 21st will be the first 
outdoor competition for the track- 
men since the interfraternity meet 
at the close of the indoor season, 
many of them will be out of shape, 
and the team has already been bit 
hard by injuries to key men at 
noted previously. 

He absolutely refused to make 
any predictions as to how his boys 
would do during the season, but 
he did say that he expected the boys 
to develop through competition, 
and that the dual meets they hit 
before the state and New England 
meets will be the best evidence of 
Just what their chances will be in 
the two big meets at the end of the 
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Making Book 

'KPCMANSHIP, Or, The Art Of 
•etttag Away With R Without 
Beln t An Absolute Plonk, by Ste- 
Potter. Henry Holt and Corn- 
New York, 1951. $250. 

"Lifemanship," to be published 
later this week. Is another menace 
to polite conversation by the auth- 
or of "Gamemanship, Or, The Art 
of Winning Games Without Actual- 
ly Cheating." It is a sequel to the 
latter, and, to hear the author talk 
only the first of many sequels to 
that standard textbook for those 
who would like to be a cad or pub- 
lie nuisance without being caught 
»t it, and otherwise to enjoy their 
contacts with society. All college 
men should be well read in Pot- 
ter's works, either to master these 
arts or to know how to recognize 
their practice, se defendendo, as it 
were. "Lifemanhsip" includes a 
few chapters of addenda, "further 
research" into Gamemanship the 
science, as a second part. 

Those uninitiated into either 
science will doubtless be astound- 
ed at the cold, deliberate, cunning 
tactics therein expounded. There 
•re directions for, for instance, 
the Talking With An Expert Who 
Holds Forth On His Favorite Top- 
ic gambit. The Lifeman is trying 
to be "one up" on' the expert, here 
a military expert, and uses a quo- 
tation in a "plonking" tone of 

ning to get into his stride, and 
talking now really well): There is, 
of course, no precise common de- 
nominator between the type of 
mind which, in matters of military 
science, thinks tactically, and the 
man who is just an ordinary pug- 
nacious devil with a bit of battle- 
field instinct about him." 
^ YOURSELF (Quietly plonking) : 
"Yes . . . Where equal mind and 
contest equal go." 

This (the book continues) is cor- 
rect quotation plonking (a) be- 
cause it is not a genuine quotation 
and (b) because it is meaningless. 
The Military Expert must either 
pass it over, smile vaguely, say 
"yes," or in the last resort, "I don't 
quite get . . ." In any case, it "stops 
flow," and suggests that whatever 
he is saying, you got there first." 

You can see what a conversa- 
tional advantage one who has this 
sort of skill, a Lifeman, has over 
the ordinary people, the Laymen, 
with whom he comes in contact. 
Two or three similar gambits, well 
aimed, can establish the Expert in 
a subtle mastery of conversation 
over the plonks with whom he may 
be spending a weekend in the 
country, say. In the meantime, 
practicing Gamemanship (which 
see), he is winning all the games 
they play, and without actually 

I suppose I should pay particu- 
lar note here to the chapter (Four, 
Potter calls it, I think) which con- 

Positions In Doubt; 
MacFayden Ponders 

[ Continued from Page 3 ] 
macy. Captain Jim Decker, who 
has held down the job for the past 
two seasons may be forced to yield 
to Art Bishop, another jack-of-all- 
trades with a big bat. Art is prob- 
ably Danny's most dependable 
pitcher and one of his best hitters, 
also. As af freshman, he played 
third, so the position isn't entirely 
new to him. Last year, Art was a 
regular outfielder, and it is a 
known fact that he can't be left 
out of the lineup. Jim, however, 
has got those two years behind 
him, and he knows what's going 
on at the hot corner so he may be 
there at the starting gun next Sat- 
urday against Maine. If Art fails 
to pan out at third, he will prob- 
ably be in left field leaving the 
first basemen to play first base 
only thus" maintaining their stiff 
competition with one another. 

Out in the daisies, one sure thing 
seems to be in the offing, that be- 
ing Johnny McGovern in center 
field. The scrappy little Irishman 
who doesn't know the meaning of 
the word "quit" looks like a fix- 
ture. He can hit, field, and run 
with the best of them, and he 
plays hard from start to finish giv- 
ing no quarters and asking none. 
It looks like McGovern in center 
and leading off. 

Who plays left field depends on 
who plays first base and who plays 
third base. Although none of these 
predictions have any official source 
or confirmation outside of the 
ORIENT sports staff, our guess is 
that Art Bishop will be in left 
if he fails to pan out at third and 
is not pitching, which he probably 
will not be doing on opening day 
at least. If Art is at third, Walt 
Bartlctt may get the call. He is 
toe-to-toe with Ray Patterson in 
the battle for first base, but what 
makes us think that he will be in 
left, if it boils down to a choice 
between the two, is that Walt is a 
bit more proficient in the outfield, 
while both are equally" adept at 
covering the initial sack. • 

In riglit, Bobby Graff seems to 
have th6 inside track tor the job. 
He is a ring-wise competitor whose 
better than .400 B.A. of the 1950 
season and good start of 1951 is 
a bit overwhelming. Bobby's arm 
has given him trouble for quite 
a while now, however, and power- 
ful Freddy Flemming or capable 
and steady Gene Henderson stand 
to spell Bobby when his arm needs 
a rest or if a strong arm is needed 
in right field. 

Last but not least, at the spot 
(Sphere many claim that 90% of the 

cerns "that huge sub-department 
of Lifemanship, Woomanship." At 
a time of life when it is increas- 
ingly important, college men 
should certainly be familiar with 
the approach to women developed 
by Lifeman Harry Gattling-Fenn 
("Through the Gears with Gatt- 

There are many other sub-de- 
partments of Lifemanship and 
Gamemanship, which in their wide 
range and universal utility render 
the parent-arts positively vast in 
scope. Some of the most note- 
worthy are Writer- and Actorship, 
Telephone Management, The Art 
of Writing Reviews (Reviewman- 
ship), and Home and A way man- 
ship. Christmas Gamemanship, im- 
portant because, after all, little 
has been written on the art of win- 
ning them, should be memorized. 
It would be found on page 100 were 
it not for a three-page footnote to 
Trolley Play starting there. 

Finally, I should like to encour- 
age the lay-reader who, halfway 
through either small volume, har- 
bors a faint, sickish, discouraged 
feeling that he can never master 
the game. Never mind. This sort of 
thing requires a natural talent. 
The skillful gambit, unhesitating 
in conversation, is a product of ge- 
nius. The enterprising student is 
well on .his way to some degree of 
accomplishment when he once real- 
izes the basic fact that the author 
is imposing his insidious practices 
on everyone plonk enough "to read 

and read and not to know." 

• • » * 

THOUGHT, by Merle Curtl. Harp- 
er & Brothers. Second Edition, 
1951. $6.00. On sale this week. 

\To the first (1943) edition of his 
outstanding history Professor Curti 
has appended additional material 
in the Bibliography and has writ- 
ten a new final chapter entitled 
"American Assertions in a World 
of Upheaval." Of the first edition 
Edward C. Kirkland, Bowdoin Pro- 
fessor of History, said in the "Jour- 
nal of Economic History" (as re- 
printed on the 1951 dust jacket): 
"For its integrity in the use of 
eivdence. its sanity of judgment, 
its range of learning, and the orig- 
inality of its concepts, this volume 
stands alone." 

The new chapter takes up the 
history of American thought from 
the war years, through the tur- 
moil of adjustment and readjust- 
ment of educational institutions in 
and after the war, and through the 
parts American intellectuals and 
artists played in that period, with 
a sober analysis of their influence 
and that of public opinion in gen- 
eral upon domestic and world 
events. The history continues to 
touch upon the United Nations and 
recent loyalty investigations in the 
course of its coverage of the post- 
war years. 

game is played, the pitcher's 
mound, Danny has both an abun- 
dance and a crying lack: Merle 
Jordan, Louis Audet, Jim Hebcrt, 
Ronnie Ligeaux, and Bill Bigelow 
make up a right-handed pitching 
staff with plenty of ability and 
depth especially with the well- 
established Mr. Bishop in further 
reserve. The big question is, 
"Where are the lefties?" The big 
answer is. "There ain't none!" This 
may lead to problems of lineups 
packed with southpaw hitters, but 
then again it may not if the righties 
can hold their own in the control 
department. Most college teams 
are in no position to pack their 
lineups with right or left-handed 
hitters without weakening their 
team a little if not considerably. 

In conclusion, it can be stated 
that the cagy Mr. Mr.cFayden, 
who's been around the baseball 
wars a long time will use all the 
available talent he has to the ut- 
most. The lineup today may be 
entirely different from the lineup 
tomorrow. For example, if he 
wants a strong defensive team, he 
may use Pettcrson, Levcsque, 
Wolfe, and Decker in the infield, 
Lano or Cockburn catching, and 
Bartlett or Lano, McGovern, and 
Bishop in the outfield. A power- 
hitting team would have Graft be- 
hind the bat, Petterson, George, 
Lano, and Bishop in the infield, 
and Bartlett, McGovern, and 
Flemming in the daisies. 

If there is a strong left-hander 
on the mound against the Polar 
Bears, you may see a packed right- 
handed lineup, leaving only the 
best southpaws in. Such might be 
Graff behind the plate, Lano at 
first, Levcsqufe, Wolfe, and Decker 
rounding out the infield with 
George, McGovern, and Henderson 
in the outfield. With all these 
righthanders, Art Bishop could be 
put on the mound to keep his big 
bat ringing. With such an array 
of southpaw swingers as Bartlett, 
Flemming, Pettcrson, and Bishop, 
right-handed opposing pitchers 
will have no picnic either. 

With the reservation that the 
lineups will change with the con- 
ditions in a pattern similar to that 
as suggested in the preceding para- 
graph, the ORIENT sports depart- 

Golf Pro Jim Browning 
Plans Interhouse Play, 
Sets Varsity In Action 

[Continued from Page ;] 
and lose ratings in intra-squad 
challenge matches. 

Included in the competition that 
the Big White golfers will meet 
this year are amateur golfers from 
all over the state, against whom all 
the aspirants will compete for in- 
dividual honors in the state tourn- 
ey to be held here on Patriots' 
Day. Following this tourney, the 
squad will accompany the baseball 
team and the tennis team on its 
spring tour through southern New 
England when they will meet Wes- 
leyan on April 25, Amherst on Ap- 
ril 26, Williams the 27th, and close 
out against MIT on the 28th. 

At Augusta later on in the sea- 
son, the team will compete in the 
state collegiate tournament for in- 
dividual and team honors against 
their Maine rivals, Maine, Colby, 
and Bates. A similar New Eng- 
land tournament, in which all col- 
leges throughout the six-state 
area will compete, will also be 
held. Besides the state tournament 
at Augusta, there will be individ- 
ual team matches against the oth- 
er Maine schools in a state series 
arrangement so . that the Polar 
Bears will have two opportunities 
to win state crowns from the 
Maine opponents. 

In discussing the golf situation 
at Bowdoin, Jim Browning also ex- 
pressed interest in various golfing 
events for the school not directly 
connected with varsity and junior 
varsity competition. He would like 
to know if enough of the under- 
graduates are interested in golf to 
justify an interfraternity league or 
tournament in which golfers of 
varsity or non-varsity calibre could 
compete for fraternity .honors. Al- 
so, he stated that those men seek- 
ing positions on the golf squad are 
so evenly matched that perhaps a 
very interesting golf tournament 
could be arranged to determine the 
individual champion of the college. 
If any men in the school who are 
interested would speak to him 
about it at the Brunswick Golf 
Club, he may be able to arrange 
for such matches to be held pro- 
vided the interest is sufficient to 
warrant consideration of the 

Such matches, along with the 
varsity matches to lie held should 
be worthy of undergraduate atten- 
tion since the interest in golf seems 
to be considerable around the cam- 
pus. If the men interested could be 
organized into competing groups 
such as by fraternities, it would 
give a greater number an oppor- 
tunity to compete in tournament 
and league play. Last year, the fra- 
ternities .had competition in four 
man two-ball play, but Coach 
Browning this year would like to 
have individual matches rather 
than the former. He considers the 
latter as the more interesting type 
and favors it over the two-man 
four-ball type of play. 


Dulcy" By Kaufman-Connelly 
To Be Produced As Ivy Play 


Brunswick, Maine 



Lundin And Stearns To 
Broadcast Piano Duets 

This Friday evening at 8:15 in 
Upper Memorial Hall, the Glee 
Club will open the activities of 
the Campus Chest Weekend in 
presenting the annual campus con- 
cert. The full repertoire of solo 
numbers will be given; and, as 
usual, the Choir and Meddiebemp- 
sters will sing. 

According to the usual proce- 
dure buying a ticket for the week- 
end's activities, the proceeds of 
which will go to the Campus Chest 
Fund for charities, provides ad- 
mission to the concert for both 
student and date. For those who 
have no card, there will be an ad- 
mission charge of $1.20. 

Band Announcement 

An important business meet- 
ing for all members of the 
Bowdoin Band will be held to- 
night at 8:00 p.m. in the .Mus- 
ic Room, announced Professor 
Frederic E. T. Tillotson. 

Band members are requested 
to bring their uniforms 'and 
music Letters for membership 
will be awarded at this meet- 

The next production of the 
Masque and Gown will be the com- 
edy "Dulcy" by George S. Kauf- 
man and Mark Connelly and will be 
put on at Ivy with as distinguished 
a bunch of actors as Bowdoin has 
put on the boards for some time. 

This play which had a long run 
on Broadway in 1921 is to be put 
on here with an accomplished cast 
including many old regulars and 
several newcomers. The lead role, 
that of Dulcinea, is to be played by 
Mary Chittim who has . already 
been, in three Masque and Gown 
productions this year. She was first 
seen at Bowdoin in March 1941 
when she played the lead in "Good- 
bye Again". Last fall when she re- 
turned to Brunswick, she played 
the part of Clara Wilson in "Petti- 
coat Fever", and then she went on 
to take a part in the One Act Play 
Contest in Don Carlo's "They 
Came", following that with the 
small part of the nurse in the Fac- 
ulty Show, "One On The House". 

The part of Gordon Smith, Dul- 
cy's husband, will be taken by 
William H. Hazen '52, who, al- 
though well known- around Bow- 
doin, has never played in a Bow- 
doin show. Another newcomer to 
the Gown is Marilyn Brackett, 
playing the part of Dulcy's daugh- 
ter Angela, and although this is 
her first Bowdoin show, she has 
been quite prominent in the Bruns- 
wick Workshop as well as high 
school plays. 

Ronald A. Lander '52 is to be 
seen as William Parker, Dulcy's 
brother. Ron's only appearance 
here so far was in* the S. S. Glen- 
cairn One Act series in December 
'49 when he played the part of 
Scotty. He was also a member of 
the playwriting course given last 
fall. Frank J. Farrington '53 who 
will play C. Roger Forbes, was first 
seen as Walter in the prize winning 
One Act play "The Horned Ones" 
last year. He was also in Carlo's 
"They Came" in this year's One 
Act Play Contest. Frank has been 
active in the Brunswick Workshop 

Nancy McKeen who will play 

ment would like to stick its neck 
out and predict the following as 
the starting lineup next Saturday 
against Maine: 

McGovrrn. cf 
Bart Int. If 
• Bishop. 3b 

I<ano, e 

Graff, rf • 
Geonce. 2b 
Pettcrson. lb 
Wolfe, ss 
t - Jordan or Audet. p 

opposite Farrington as Mrs. 
Forbes has acted here taking the 
double roles of Mistress Overdone 
and Mariana in "Measure for Mea- 
sure" last Commencement, a small 
part in "Winterset" this winter 
and has also acted for the Work- 
shop. Allen F. Hetherington Jr. '54, 
who will portray Schyler Van 
Dyck, has taken small parts in 
both "Petticoaf Fever" and "Win- 
terset" and has been active in 
Bowdoin On The Air this winter. 

Another well known Bowdoin 
thespian, T. Neal Wilder '52, will 
be seen as Tom Sterritt. Bunky 
has several good parts behind him, 
among these the part of the Grand- 
father in "Beware the Brave" in 
November '48, Eric Boone in Peter 
Poor's "Change to Spring" in No- 
vember '49 and Davy in "The Horn- 
ed Ones" last winter. He was a 
member of the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Masque and Gown for a 
year and was a delegate, to the 
Vassar Theatre Conference in the 
spring of 1950. He spent last sum- 
mer working ■ for the Westport, 
Conn., Summer Theatre. ' 

Vincent Gookin '52, another old- 
timer to the Bowdoin boards, is 
taking the part of Vincent Leach. 
Vin first acted at Bowdoin in De- 
cember '48 when he played the part 
of Dr. Armstrong. After this, in 
1949, he played the part of Joseph 
Coffin in Peter Poor's prize win- 
ning One Act "Women Must 
Weep". His next performances 
were as Paul Schwinberg in 
"Change to Spring" and Cornelius 
Rockway in "You Touched Me". He 
has been a member of the Exec- 
utive Committee of the Gown for 
the past year and a half and also 
spent last summer with the Ogun- 
quit Summer Theatre. 

The part of Blair Patterson will 
be played by another newcomer to 
Bowdoin, Alden E. Ringquist '54. 
H. C. Semple '53 will play Henry. 
Semple has been active in the Mas- 
que and Gown playing in the S. S. 
Glencairn plays and also in "Petti- 
coat Fever". He is also a member 
of the Executive Committee and of 
the playwriting course of last sem- 
ester. . 

More Drill Scheduled 
For ROTC Inspection 

[Continued from Page /] 
Hamilton '54, Joel H. Hupper '54, 
Donald E. Landry '53, Norman A. 
LcBel "52, Ralph J. Levi '53, Albert 
F. Cilley '54, Alvin G. Litchfield 54, 
Michael J. McCabe '54, Kenneth A. 
McLoon '54, Edward M. Murray 
'53, Hugh H. Pillsbury '52, Robert 
W. Pillsbury '54, Brian A. Poyn- 
ton '52, Daniel H. Silver "53, Wil- 
liam R Snelling '53, Gordon W. 
'Stearns '54, Robert C. Wilcox '54. 
Cadet Corporal 

Adrian L Asherman '52, Michael 
J. Batal. '54, Donald G. Bean "54, 
Charles A. Bergeron '53, Oliver S. 
Brown '53, David H. Caldwell '54, 
James A. Cook '54, Herbert B. 
Cousins '54, Robert H. Cushman 
'54, Walter S. Fox '54, PhiUp A. 
Garland "54, John W. Hathorne '53, 
Allen F. Hethcringtori'54, William 
F. Hill '54, Geoffrey P. Houghton 
'53, Charles C. Ladd '54. William J. 
Leacacos '53, John B. Leonard '54, 
Frank A. McDonald '54, Duane M 
Phillips '51, George F. Phillips '54, 
John H. P. Rice '54, William D. 
Shaw '54, John R. Stalford '52, 
Cadet Private First Class 

John A. Adams '54, John R Al- 
len '54, Gordon W. Anderson '54, 
Henry T. Banks '54, Theodore W. 
Bigelow '53, Richard A. Doherty 
'54, John D. Dunham '54, Angelo 
J. Eraklis '54, George M. Farr '52, 
John A. Gledhill '53, Joel H. Gra- 
ham '54, Burch Hindle '53, George 
O. Jackson '54, Donald G. Lints 
•53, Thomas F. Lyndon '53, Richard 
B. Marshall '54. John C. Newman 
'54, Xenophon L. Papaioanou '54, 
David S. Rogerson *54, John E. Syl- 
vester '54, Everett J. Wilson '53. 

Golf Notice 

Coach Jim Browning requests 
that all freshmen turn in two 
complete cards for 18-hole 
rounds by the end of this week. 
He would like these cards' so 
that he ran seed the men by 
early next week. 



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From a recent copy of "The 
Athenian," a 16-page literary 
magazine written almost complete- 
ly in modern Greek which was 
mysteriously found in the 
ORIENT'S mail, the following 
quotation was discovered: 

"A few weeks ago we received 
several copies of the Bowdoin 
Orient, the bi-weekly newspaper of 
the Bowdoin College. The students 
edit and take care of the distribu- 
tion of this paper entirely by them- 
selves, and they do a remarkable 
job. It provided a fine presenta- 
tion of news and other items, all 
characterized by clear, clever 
writing. It has won several prizes 
for superior collegiate journalism. 

"We are proud to be in touch 
with Bowdoin College in this way 
and we hope that this contact and 
interchange will be continued and 

High School One Acts 
Will Be Presented Here 

In the Ninteenth Annual High 
School One Act Play Contest for 
the State of Maine, the finals will 
be held with Bowdoin playing host 
to six of the 40 schools which com- 
peted in the preliminaries. 

On Saturday, April 14th in 
Memorial Hall at two p.m., plays 
by Sanford, Winslow, Lewiston 

Meddiebempsters May 
Sing At Jubilee Game 
In June For Braves 

Bowdoin's renowned double 
quartet and credit to the musical 
achievement of the College, the 
Meddiebempsters, have been re- 
quested to sing on Saturday. June 
2, in Boson, at a celebration com- 
memorating the Boston Braves' 
diamond jubilee. 

The Meddiebempsters' fame has 
spanned the coast, and the Boston 
Herald's columnist, Bill Cunning- 
ham, reporting from Bradenton, 
Florida asks, "Will somebody 
kindly round up Carolmeister Bill 
Graham, the rest of the Meddie- 
bempsters, and alert Dr. Frederic 
Tillotson? They're wanted for a 
big job in Boston " Self-de- 
signated as the Meddies' "southern 
agent pro tern" he hastens to re 
port that "this one's for gold as 
well as glory." 

It is sincerely hoped that the 
Meddiebempsters will be able to 
attend the celebration which com- 
memorates not only the Braves' 
diamond jubilee, but also the birth 
of major league baseball in Boston 
and the birth of the National 
League. The celebration would 
certainly be of value to the 
Meddiebempsters as experience, 
publicity, and remuneration. It 
would certainly benefit the College 
as dignified publicity. All plans for 
the appearance, however, are 
necessarily indefinite. 

Everything depends on whether 
or not an adequate solution can be 
worked out which will be com- 
patible ■ with the schedule of the 
exam period. Mr. Cunningham, 
realizing the importance of college 
activities around that time, ex- 
presses his sentiments. "I hope 
Bowdoin's young gentlemen will 
be available for this affair, which, 
among other things, will be broad- 
cast coast-to-cpast over a national 
network, according to present 
plans. And I say that because I 
naturally am uninformed concern- 
ing their possible commitments 
around that particular date. What 
I'm thinking of is the possibility 
that they may be tied up by com- 
mencement or some such." 

• Mr. Cunningham states that the 
Braves intend to celebrate the 
occasion "with some very impres- 
sive pomp and circumstance. The 
Chicago Cubs will be the opposi- 
tion of the moment. And, although 
I'm away from my record books, 
at the nonce, and may be wrong, 
I think these two faced each other 
in that first game 75 years ago." 

Although the Meddiebempsters 
are the most sought after enter- 
tainment for the celebration, the 
Harvard Band will be present and 
will offer their musical salute to 
the occasion. They will also prob- 
ably work out some sort of musi- 
cal salute and alphabetical drill 
keyed to the theme of the occasion. 
In further explanation of the pro- 
ceedings which the Braves will 
undertake, Mr. Cunningham stat- 
ed that "along with the band, they 
want a spanking male chorus of 
voices well-blended, sure-footed 
and thoroughly melodious. 

"That's part of it The rest is 


By Joel H. 

Last Monday evening at 8:15 in 
Upper Memorial Hall. Uta Graf, 
soprano, accompanied by John 
Newmark, gave a concert. The 
comment of Professor Tillotson 
sums up very nicely the quality of 
the performance: "You're in the 
presence of great art." 

Miss Graf opened with a lovely 
concert aria by Mozart entitled 
"Misera Dove Son?". I was in- 
stantly impressed by her excellent 
control of dynamics, her great 
range, and the richness, the full- 
ness of her voice. This fullness ex- 
isted, I believe, partly because of 
a seemingly built-in tremulo in her 
voice, which, in addition, allowed 
her to trill with apparent (and 
delightful) ease. 

Her next group consisted of five 
exquisite songs by Mendelssohn: 
"Fruehlingslied," "Die Liebende 
Schreibt," "Neue Liebe," "Auf 
Fluegeln des Gesanges," and "An- 
dres Maienlied," I was. here (and, 
for that matter, throughout ALL 
the concert) well-impressed by her 
enunciation, which, like her voice, 
was crystal-clear. She seemed to 
have her voice under control at all 
times, which control facilitated an 
easy handling of the virtuoso pas- 
sages, notably in "Neue Liebe" and 
"Andres Maienlied." 

A group of five Schubert songs 
followed. Here again she had ex- 
cellent control of her voice — her 
high and low notes alike were rich, 
full-bodied, and a comfortable 
warmth pervaded her singing. The 
songs: "Die Forelle," "Ganymed," 
"Schlummerlied," "Die Goetter 
Griechcnlands," and "Aufloesung." 
She again demonstrated her abil- 
ities as a virtuoso in "Aufloesung," 

p.m., plays by Caribou and Fort 
Fairfield. Judges for the contest 
at Bowdoin will be professors 
Herschel Bricker and Cecil Rollins 
of the- University of Maine and 
Colby respectively and Mr. John 
U. Riley of the Portland Players. 
These men will pick two of the 
six plays to represent the State 
at the New England Drama Festi- 
val to be held on April 27 and 28. 
Bowdoin will entertain all con- 
testants at a dinner in the Moul- 
ton Union on Saturday and will 
present cups to the winner and 

You are almost three times as 
likely to be killed in an automobile 
accident between seven and eight 
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a difficult, yet fetching, song. 

After the ensuing intermission, 
Miss Graf sang two groups of mod- 
ern songs. The first group consist- 
ed of Maurice Ravel's "Vocalise en 
Forme de Habanera," Albert Rous- 
sel's "Response dune Epousc 
Sage," "Jazz dans la Nuit," and 
"Le Bachelier de Salamanque," 
and Francis Poulenc's "Voyage a 
Paris." This group, especially diffi- 
cult from not only the standpoint 
of technique, but also from that of 
interpretation, was performed ad- 
mirably. The audience wooded af- 
ter "Voyage a Paris," and "Jazz 
dans la Nuit" was so well received 
that she repeated it on the spot. 

Her last group, Modeste Mdus- 
sorgsky's "Songs from the Nurs- 
ery," added a touch of humor to 
the program. The songs: "Nanny," 
'"In the Corner," "The Beetle." 
"Dolly," "The Evening Prayer," 
"The Hobby Horse," and "The Cat 
and the Bird Cage." The combina- 
tion of her great technical skill 
and excellent interpretation pro- 
duced a stunning effect on the au- 

Miss Graf delivered three en- 
cores: first, a French folk-song, 
"Quand j'etais chez Mon Perc," 
arranged by Benjamin Britten; se- 
cond, "Dedication," by Richard 
Strauss; and third, "Le Chapclier," 
by Eric Satie. 

Worth special mention is the per- 
formance of John Newmark, ac- 
companist. He played with great 
ease and skill: his control of the 
keyboard was exceptional. 

The audience was highly enthus- 
iastic about the whole perform- 
ance. We were, to quote Professor 
Tillotson again, "In the presence 
of great art." 

that they want to make this great 
occasion truly Boston and New 
England. They want the Bowdoin 
Meddiebempsters both because 
they can really sing, and because 
they represent a great New Eng- 
land institution, and therefore, for 
the purposes of this national 
salute. New England history of the 
proud and ancient sort. 

"I gather from discussing this 
with Braves publicity engineer 
William Sullivan that what the 
Bowdoin singers and the Harvard 
bandsman do will depend on what 
they decide after they talk it over. 
Bill's idea seems to be to have the 
leaders of the two organizations 
confer and take it from there. 

As I understand the singing 
end, however, the choristers will 
be on for approximately 15 

BOTA Meeting 

Sunday evening at the usual 
hour of 11:30, Bowdoin-On-The- 
Air will present two Bowdoin pian- 
ists, Gordon Stearns '54 and Eric 
Lundin '52 in a two piano duct 
from Memorial Hall. 

The selections to be played will 
be "Bach-Toccatta, D Minor"; 
"Rondo" by Cornelius Gurlitt; and 
"Prelude #3" by George Gershwin. 
William Leacocus '53 will be the 
announcer for this program, and 
Bob Papaioanou '54 will be "the 

minutes, and I assume, a baseball 
medley of some description cer- 
tainly would be in order, as well 
as something that could be con- 
sidered a musical tribute, or 
salute, to the year 1914." 





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NO. 2 

Summer School Session 
Will Run As Previously 
Announced Says Sills 

PoU Reveals 133 
Students Definitely 
To Attend June 19th 

"The governing boards of the 
college will do not what is of 
pleasure or advantage to the ad- 
ministration, or what is of pleas- 
ure or advantage to the faculty, 
but what is best for the students, 
even if it means taking a gamble." 
With these words President Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills announced to the 
ORIENT before last Monday's 
faculty meeting that the college 
will definitely go ahead with its 
plans tor a summer session to be- 
gin on June 19th and run for two 
six-week terms as previously 

Although, in a recent poll of the 
three lower classes, only 133 stu- 
dents stated that they would def- 
initely come to the summer school, 
it is felt by the administration 
that many of those who voted not 
to attend did so because of uncer- 
tainty and the wish not to commit 
themselves. It is hoped that, in 
the face of the present uncertainty 
of the draft situation, many of 
these students will change their 
minds and take advantage of the 
opportunity to get as far in col- 
lege as possible. 

The President feels that as long 
as the draft or some form of UMT 
continues, the four year course in 
college will be the unusual rather 
than the normal thing. Service in 
one of the armed forces is inevit- 
able for practically all of us and at 
* least part of the time consumed by 
this service can be madeup by the 
accelerated course. If a man does 
not have to work in the summer, 
he ought to work on finishing his 
college education. 

The list, of possible summer 
school courses published several 
weeks ago, is a tentative one which 
may be modified according to stu- 
dent preferences and the availab- 
ility of faculty members. No fac- 
ulty member will be obligated to 
teach the summer session unless 
he wants to and in only a few ex- 
ceptional cases will a man teach 
both terms. 

Details about the number of 
dormitories and fraternity houses 
to be open will not be known until 
a more accurate estimate of the 
enrollment can be had and until 
after the Visiting Committee meets 
on May 4th, 5th and 19th to draw 
up the budget for the year. 

In line with the policy of no 
fraternity rushing or pledging dur- 
ing the summer, it is expected that 
arrangements will be made for all 
freshmen to dine together, prob- 
ably in the Moulton Union. Direc- 
tor of Admissions Hubert S. Shaw 
estimated that there will be about 
fifty freshmen entering in the sum- 
mer session. But the college is now 
preparing a statement, explaining 
the situation, to be sent to the 
parents of all prospective fresh- 
men, so the number may increase. 

President Sills stated the policy 
of the college as one of going ahead 
with summer school plans and try- 
ing to operate as normally as pos- 
sible. The policy, however, is a 
flexible one of readiness to change 
overnight if necessary to adapt it- 
self to any major changes in the 

ROTG Receives New Band 
Instruments For Corps 

Plans for the establishment of 
a military band on the campus 
were announced this week by the 
Bowdoin College Chapter of the 
Reserve Officer's Training Corps. 

Realizing that there are many 
proficient and experienced musi- 
cians in the ROTC program at 
Bowdoin, the local staff of the 
organization has received eighteen 
band instruments. 

Explaining the plans for organi- 
zation of the ROTC band. Lieuten- 
ant Colonel Gregg C, McLeod said, 
"The military band will be estab- 
lished as a part of the Battalion — 
just as a company is a separate unit 
of the battalion." He announced 
that twenty-four men have shown 
interest in the band. It is hoped 
that other men will take interest 
in the new musical group. "The 
ROTC staff is particularly in- 
terested in building a band with 
enthusiastic freshmen and sopho- 
mores as members. Opportunities' 
for advancement will be open in 
the band jujst as advancement op- 
portunities are opened to other 
members of the ROTC." 

The band will be formed on the 
basis of competition between in- 
terested members of the various 
ROTC companies. Those men who 
become members of the band will 
be transferred from their regular 
drill companies into -the military 
band. The band will have to be 
small this year because of the 
limited enrollment in the ROTC. 
If a larger number of men are en- 
rolled into the course next year, 

the size of the band will increase 
in the fall. 

Men who have already shown in- 
terest in the band are: Richard 
Allen '54 (Co. A.), William Fickett 
'54 (Co. A), Allen Wright '54 (Co. 
C), Melvin Totman 54 (Co. D.), 
Raymond Little '53 (Co. D.), Ron- 
ald Straight '54 (Ox A.), Stanton 
Black '54 (Co. B.), Malcolm Gra- 
ham '54 (Co. D.), James Wilson 
'54 (Co. C), William Curran '53 
(Co. D.), Ellery Thurston '53 (Co. 
D.), William Grove Jr. '53 (Co. 
A.), Herbert Urweider '54 (Co. B.), 
John Harthorne '53 (Co. B), Ed- 
mund Murray Jr. '53 (Co. B.), 
Irvin Jones '54 (Co. E.), T. Ellis 
McKinney Jr. '54 (Co. A.), David, 
Payor '54 (Co. B.), William Hoff- 
man '54 (Co. B.), Joel Hupper '54 
(Co. B.), Peter Webber '54 (Co. 
B.), Robert Wilcox '54 (Co. A.), 
Vaughan Walker Jr. '52 (Co. D), 
and Gordon Woodburn Stearns '54 
(Co. B.). 

Master Sergeant Ralph T. Hig- 
don will be in charge of drilling 
the new musical group, and Pro- 
fessor Frederic E. T. Tillotson 
has consented to direct and in- 
struct the band members. 

The shipment of band instru- 
ments will include the following: 
one "B" flat baritone horn, one 
"B" flat saxaphone, one "E" flat 
saxaphone, one bass drum, one 
snare drum, two french horns, one 
"D" flat piccolo, one pair of 
cymbals, three "B" flat clarinets, 
two "B" flat trombones, and three 

The Bowdoin Campus Chest Weekend was a success in 
every possible way, and the obvious reason for this success 
was the combined efforts of many members of the College 

As usual the College Administration extended excellent 
advice and cooperation to the Student Council Committee. 
Thanks go also to Mr. Tillotson and to each individual 
member of the Glee Club and the Meddies for one of their 
greatest Bowdoin concerts. 

The members of the College Jazz group, the Union 
Committee, a*nd the Social Chairmen of the various Frater- 
nities combined their efforts to afford a complete and en- 
joyable Saturday. 

The Student Council wishes to express their sincere 
gratitude to each person or group that performed a special 
function to make the weekend such a success. The greatest 
thanks goes to the Bowdoin Student undergraduate Body 
whose participation, cooperation, and contributions com- 
bined to give very real aid to many worthy charities. 


Ben Coe '52 Wins 
Kappa Sigma Award 

Benjamin P. Coe '52 has recent- 
ly been awarded one of thirty 
scholarships established by the 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity for mem- 
bers of that group. 

Coe has been very active both in 
his fraternity and in College activ- 
ities, majoring in physics, becom- 
ing a James Bowdoin Scholar, re- 
ceiving the Orren C. Hormell Cup 
for outstanding academic and 
athletic achievement. He is also 
vice-president of his class and 
fraternity, a member of the Stu- 
dent Council, track team and Glee 

Glee Club Elects 
Pillsbury New Pres. 

, Last Monday evening, in a busi- 
ness meeting held in the MoUlton 
Union Lounge, the Glee Club held 
its annual elections. 

Hugh Pillsbury '52, was elected 
President taking the place of Bill 
Graham '51, while John Morrell 
'52, was elected Vice-President 
(filling the office of Russ Crosby 

The executive committee ap- 
pointments of Bruce McGonrill '53 
as Librarian and Herb Kwouk '53 
as Assistant Librarian were un- 
animously confirmed by the Club. 

D. U. Dance Hall, Full Of Smoke And People, 
Scene Of Jazz Concert Saturday Afternoon 

The D.U. dance hall jumped with 
Jazz as the Chamber Music Socie- 
ty of Upper Mem. Hall, gave their 
first public concert, last Saturday, 
as part of the Campus Chest fes- 

The band played a mixture of 
jazz tunes and pop songs jazzed 
,up to two beat. It is my opinion, 
however, that such tunes as 
"Sheik of Araby" and "Home in 
Indiana" should be left to the 
swing bands. The complete list of 
numbers are. "Darktown Strutters 
Ball,'' "Jada," "Sweet Lorraine,'' 
"Melancholy Baby," "After You've 
Gone," "John Brown's Body," 
"Basin St. Blues," "Honeysuckle 
Rose," "Sheik of Araby," "Home 
in Indiania." "How High the 
Moon," "When the Saints go 
Marching In," "Blues in *E' Flat," 
"Muskrat Ramble," "Has Anybody 
Seen My Gal," "Bugle Call Rag." 

Like so many Jazz bands, 
especially amateurs, the Upper 
Mem. Group hat players of vary- 
ing ability. The two standouts are 
Abe Dorfman, clarinet v and Roy 
Hcely, trumpet. These two men 
have good technical ability and ex- 
cellent senses of tone and timing. 
On occasion, Heely bit off more 
than he could chew by trying for 
an exceptionally high break and 
not making it. This, however, was 
rare and not very noticeable. Dorf- 
man has an interesting style, 
reminiscent of Benny Goodman in 
his sextet days. Dorfman didn't 
miss a note throughout the con- 

By Charles E. Coakley '54 
Perhaps he was overshadowed 
by Dorfman, but clarinetist Brace 
Young didn't seem to have much 
drive. At the beginning of the con- 
cert, Young's solos lacked power. 
While technically satisfactory, his 
work lacked Dorfman's volume. 
Towards the end, however, he 
partially overcame this tendency 
and used a little more steam. His 
tremolo was quite good. • 

It seems to me these days, that 
there is not enough emphasis on 
the piano in a Jazz band. This in- 
strument is generally overlooked 
while the brass section gets all the 
praise. A piano, poorly played, can 
take away the lustre from a good 
band, but fortunately, the Upper 
Mem. boys have a good piano 
player in the person of Lew Welch. 
I have only one criticism for Welch 
and that is his restricted playing 
of the lower octaves. Only once, in 
"Basin St. Blues," did Welch play 
in the higher registers. Welch dis- 
played quick thinking during the 
playing/of "Home in Indiana" when 
■Dopfman and Young didn't seem 
to be able to decide who was go- 
ing to take the clarinet solo; he 
quickly took over things with an 
impromptu solo. 

Charlie Walker, trombone, pre- 
sented an oddly interesting style. 
During ensemble work and during 
one* solo, "Girl of My Dreams," he 
used improvisation in his playing. 
But in his solos with the band, he 
just played the straight tune with 
hardly any embellishments. Tech- 
nically, Walker was a pleasant sur- 

Interf rater nity Sing 
Competition Will Start 
Next Tuesday, April 23 

Zete's, 1950 Winners, 
Seek To Retain Hold 
On Coveted Wass Cup 

The annual interfraternity sing- 
ing competition will take place 
next week; the preliminaries on 
Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 
24, and the finals on Wednesday, 
April 25. 

The prizes to be captured are 
the Wass Cup, awarded for the 
best performance in the competi- 
tion, and the President's Cup, 
awarded to the house which has 
most improved in performance 
since last year's competition. 

The President's Cup is the per- 
manent possession of its captor, 
but the Wass cup can be kept only 
after it has been won for the third 
year in succession. Last year the 
Wass Cup went to the Zetes for 
the first time; the President's Cup 
was taken by the Psi Upsilons. 

In this year's preliminaries the 
judges will be Prof. Raymond 
Bournique, Prof. Myer Rashish 
and Mrs. Harold Young of Free- 
port; the judges in the final com- 
petition will be Mr. George Field 
of Bath, Mr. D. Robert Smith, di- 
rector of music at Bates College 
and Miss Marcia Merrill of Port- 
land. Performances are evaluated 
on, the basis of the following 
factors: enthusiasm, enunciation, 
attack and release, shading, tone 
quality, intonation, rhythm, bal- 
ance and ensemble, and general 
effect. There is. no prejudice to- 
ward piano accompaniment, solos, 
or the use of music — it is the 
quality of performance that is 

While the judges deliberate on 
Monday and Tuesday evenings, 
Prof. Tillotson will play the piano 
and on Wednesday evening the 
Meddiebempsters will be the in- 
terim performers. The finals will 
be broadcast by B.O.T.A 

Representatives of the various 
fraternities will meet on Friday, 
April 20 at 1:30 in the Glee Club 
Office to draw for places. Each 
representative should be prepared 
to report the number of singers 
from his house who will partici- 
pate. Two houses are to be select^ 
ed in each session of the prelinV? 
inaries, and these four houses will 
compete Wednesday in the finals. 
Each session will begin promptly 
at 7:00 and all performers must 
be in their seats at 6:45. 

The limited audience space is 
open to the public without charge. 

Campus Chest Weekend Nets $1100; 
Concert And Carnival Are Big Events 

-buib isout jo ooqeXnq oqj, osud 
teur Jazz bands is the lack of a 
good trombone. If Walker would 
improvise more, there is no one 
who could find fault with him. 

During his one solo Clay, banjo, 
proved that he should be heard 
more often. In most other bands 
the banjo player gels a solo every 
other number. It seemed to me 
that a couple of twangy plunks 
now and then would be a welcome 
change from the solid fine of brass 
and I hope that in the future Clay 
will be heard a bit more. 

In the rhythm section, Dick Al- 
len, bass, and Jerry Solomon, 
drums, gave creditable perform- 
ances. Allen, like Clay, didn't get 
a solo and this too should be 
remedied. Solomon, looking very 
flashy in "Muskrat Ramble," had 
a regular beat and good control. 

Last but not least we have 
Maestro Ed Cogan who emceed 
the concert and sang a duet with 
Roy Heely. At times Ed had to 
contend with the unruly crowd of 
music lovers but he always came 
off first. Cogan and Heely's duet, 
"111 Be Glad When You're Dead 
You Rascal You," brought down 
the house. 

The concert, on the whole, was 
excellent. It would seem, from the 
attendance, that Jazz is popular 
here and should be heard more 
often. It might not be a bad idea 
for the band to appear on BOTA. 
In any event, Jazz has finally 
established itself at Bowdoin. 

DKE's Hold Charity 
Dinner For Faculty; 
Hope To Help 10 Boys 

A Faculty Dinner for the pur- 
pose of raising money to send boys 
to a summer Boy Scouts' camp 
was given last evening by the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 

Last year the Deke's started 
what they hope to become a tradi- 
tion. They gave a Faculty Dinner 
the proceeds of which sent six 
Boy Scouts to summer camp for 
four weeks and two others for two 
weeks. Normally the dinner would 
be held on a Friday night and the 
following Saturday night, the 
Deke's would give a party for the 
College. This year the Community 
Chest Weekend took the place of 
a party and the Deke's decided to 
give only the dinner. 

All the faculty and their families 
were invited. Many of those who 
did not attend sent contributions 
anyway. The dinner was free with 
the Dekes paying everything out 
of House funds. After the dinner 
there were all types of chance 
games from which came the money 
for charity. John Manfuso '51 was 
in charge and with the Deke Social 
Committee set up such games as 
darts, a roulette wheel, pin the 
tail on the donkey and topped 
them with a raffle. 

Poly Forum Speaker 
Supports System Of 

Private Competition 

H. W. Prentiss Jr., Chairman of 
the Board of Armstrong Cork, told 
the Political Forum last Wednes- 
day that the Reconstruction Fin- 
ance Corporation "has outlived its 
usefulness and should be abolish- 

In his speech, Prentiss expressed 
a desire for government regulation 
of business to establish rules of 
fair play. Prentiss however, was 
against government control. He 
said that the government can 
regulate the social fabric of a na- 
tion for a time, but that when the 
fabric is broken the damage is 
irreparable. He drew a comparison 
between Great Britain and Ameri- 
ca, showing how the British 
Government ruined their economic 
system by their controls. 

Concerning private enterprise, 
Prentiss said: "To be logical, we 
should always compare a theoreti- 
cally perfect private competitive 
business system with a theoretical- 
ly socialistic system. T am just 
as anxious as anyone to see the 
faults in our private competitive 
business system cured. However, 
no one can deny that our present 
system has made the United 
States the envy of the civilized 
world. I see more promise in 
gradually improving that system 
than in attempting to experiment 
with government control of 
economy, a policy which has al- 
ways destroyed freedom in the 

Prentiss concluded his speech by 
pointing out that our capacity to 
produce was the only thing that 
saved this country from defeat in 
the last war. He said that our 
business system has never failed 
and never will, as long as the 
government keeps out of business. 
Prentiss used as examples of 
governmental failure, Germany, 
Italy, and Russia. The people lost 
their freedom because of govern- 
.xneotal control. Prentiss ended his 
speech by predicting "that if we 
eventually lose our freedom, it will 
be because of public ignorance of 
the perils involved in compulsory 
government planning of our eco- 
nomic life." 

Bowdoin Plays Host 
To Frosh Debaters 

The Maine Intercollegiate Fresh- 
man Debate Tournament will be 
held on Saturday, April 21, in the 
Classroom Building from 10:30 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The Tournament will consist of 
three rounds of debates, one in the 
morning and two in the afternoon. 

The chairmen for the debates 
will be David Woodruff '52, Rob- 
ert Young '51, Philip Bird '51, John 
Cooper '52, William Fickett '54, 
Charles Hildreth '53, John Henry 
'53, John BonardeUi '53. and Rich- 
ard Allen '54. 

The judges for the debates are 
Professor Herbert Brown. Profes- 
sor Athern Daggett, the Rev. John 
Cummins, Mrs. Mildred Thalheim- 
er, Mr. Glenn R. Mclntire, Profes- 
sor Lawrence Pelletier, John Coop- 
er '52, Edmond Elowe '53, Hugh 
Pillsbury '52, Frank Farrington 
'53, John Gledhill '53 and David 
Woodruff '52. 

Four Year Course With 
Long Vacations Not 
Likely To Survive: Sills 

The four year college course 
with the long summer vacations 
was not likely to survive due to 
the present uncertain international 
conditions, stated President Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills, speaking before 
Bowdoin's Boston Alumni group 
last Thursday, April 12. 

President Sills said "that due to 
the large number of students com- 
ing and going because of the pres- 
ent draft and a possible UMT plan, 
there will be a disruption of the 
old class system. He added that 
some kind of reorganization of not 
only the curriculum, but of the 
social and athletic activities of the 
college will be necessary. 

In mentioning the four year 
course, Sills said, "it has been one 
of the most satisfactory methods 
of aiding students to attain intel- 
lectual and social maturity." He 
said that therefore, "the colleges 
will have to do the best they can 
so as to improve the work that 
the new conditions will bring 

He briefly turned his attention 
to Bowdoin in particular. He told 
the alumni group that the present 
year at Bowdoin has been one of 
the best in a long time. For ex- 
ample, from the beginning of the 
«cond semester to April 14, a per- 
iod of over two months, only one 
student left Bowdoin for any cause. 
This is an unusually fine record 
for any school of around 800 stu- 
dents, he added. 

Also attending the meeting were 
Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick and 
Alumni Secretary Seward J. 
Marsh. The president of the Bos- 
ton alumni group, Stanwood L. 
Hanson '18, presided at the meet- 

Before attending this alumni 
meeting, President Sills represent- 
ed Bowdoin at the installation of a 
new president of the Andover New- 
ton Theological Seminary. The 
seminary is located at Newton 
Center, Mass. 

Concluding a very busy day last 
Thursday, the President attended, 
after the alumni meeting, a for- 
um which was held under the aus- 
pices of the Boston Welles ley 
Club. The forum consisted of a 
panel discussion on how to defend 
Western Europe. 

Continuing his schedule of alum- 
ni talks President Sills will travel 
to Washington, DC, today where 
he will address the Bowdoin Alum- 
ni group of that city. 

Mrs. Sills Attempts To Hit Bottle 

MRS. K. C. M. SILLS getting ready to throw a baseball at 
the bottles in the T.D. booth at the Carnival as the President 
and "Junie" watch approvingly. 

Charity Party Activity Surrounds 
Campus With Festive Atmosphere 

According to the Webster's Dic- 
tionary, charity is "an act or feel- 
ing of affection" or "good will to 
the poor and the suffering." The 
last weekend (aptly called the 
Community Chest weekend) was 
a charitable one— there seemed to 
be a widespread feeling of affec- 
tion and there seemed to be no 
small amount of suffering on Sun- 
day mornjng. Will was good also. 

Friday afternoon found the 
Bowdoin campus in its best con- 
dition for the weekend. Like a 
high school girl on her first date, 
scrubbed, polished, and manicured 
for the imminent arrival of its 
escort, or in this case, escorts. The 
afternoon trains brought to the 
new spring grass the unusual sen- 
sation of being walked on by 
pumps instead of the customary 
white bucks. Fraternity house 
bull sessions took on a more gentile 
and refined aspect as enthusiasm 
was replaced by dignity. The week- 
end had begun. 

After several scattered cocktail 
parties and the customary piscine 
evening meal on Friday, the major- 
ity of the couples and not too few 
singles adjourned to the pictures- 
que recesses of Upper Mem for the 
Glee Club Concert. The consensus 
of opinion with regard to the per- 
formance was favorable. Parties 
that evening were short-lived but 
not without flavor, despite the 
early closing time of the houses at 

Saturday morning the empty 
seats in classes were partially fill- 
ed by ambitious dates who accom- 
panied their even more ambitious 
escorts. Shortened periods and less 
lengthy lectures were contributed 
by most faculty members to keep 
in the charitable spirit of the 
weekend. In the afternoon there 
were three scheduled and many 
spontaneous activities to attract 
the couples. There was a female 
voice in Memorial Hall which en- 
treated. "Come up and sec me 

sometime" and many did; the 
movie was called, "My Little 
Chickadee." The swimming pool 
was the scene of constant activity 
during the afternoon. Two-pieced 
suits graced the usually barren 
scene in and out of the water. 
Over at the Delta Upsilon "dance 
hall" the Music Society of Upper 
Mem presented a concert of low- 
brow, high-tempo music before a 
packed assembly of jazz enthusi- 

After dinner Saturday night, and 
after all the cocktails were de- 
voured, the majority of couples 
headed for the gymnasium where 
the carnival spirit prevailed. There 
was dancing, for those nimble 
enough to avoid the milling crowd, 
the erstwhile and would be foul- 
shooters and baseball pitchers, and 
the barkers, to the music of Joe 
Avery. The booths attracted stu- 
dents, dates, and faculty mem- 
bers who proved once again P. T. 
Barnum's famous theory. The 
losers were heard to cry, "Oh, 
well, it all goes to charity," 
and the winners only beamed 
as their escorts looked on. The 
T.D. booth, a baseball pitching 
establishment, did the most profit- 
able business. 

.Needless to say, the parties on 
Saturday night were well attended 
at all the houses. Most had an en- 
joyable time, some are glad they 
did, and others are still trying to 
convince themselves that they did. 
Sunday was quiet, through the ab- 
sence of activity more than be- 
cause of the volition of the parties 
concerned. There were a few milk 
punch parties during the after- 
noon hours, but these were the ex- 
ceptions rather than the rule. The 
departure of the late afternoon 
trains considerably thinned the 
wealth of feminine pulchritude on 
the campus. Chapel, dinner and 
the flick at the Cumberland end- 
ed a charitable weekend at Bow- 

ID's And Zete's Lead 
Way By Giving Greatest 
Sums To Charity Drive 

Proceeds for the Campus Chest 
Weekend exceeded the unofficial 
goal of $1,000 by $100, making a 
grand total of $1,100. 

All twelve fraternities worked 
with envigorating enthusiasm to 
help make the weekend an out- 
standing social and financial suc- 

Barkers in bright plaid tartan 
vests gave the carnival the ap- 
pearance of a mammoth Barnum 
and Baiiey performance. The 
booths were not only gaily decor- 
ated for the occasion; but, more 
important, they made money- -tn*e 
principal purpose of the weekend. 

The T.D.'s did an 'outstanding 
job in raising money with their 
"Hit the Bottle" game. For mak- 
ing the highest contribution by 
any fraternity, $33.02, the T.D.'s 
won the Student Council award - 
the Silver Plate. They were closely 
followed by the- A.T.O.'s with 
$31.25, and the D.K.E.'s with 

Each fraternity itself, 'exclusive 
of the carnival booth, contributed 
large sums of money for charity 
purposes. This money was raised 
by many devices contrived by the 
Student Council — the sale of car- 
nival tickets, Glee Club Concert 
tickets, and general admission 
tickets, which covered the events 
of the entire weekend. Many 
houses also made large 'bar con- 

The Zete house raised a grand 
total of $127.50 which went to- 
wards the charity fund. This was 
the highest contribution anions 
the fraternities. The T.D.'s were 
second with $105.52 and the 
A.T.O.'s third, with a total of 

Student Council President Rich- 
ard S. Vokey '51 stated that the 
weekend was a tremendous success 
both financially and socially. He 
also wished to express his thanks 
to all those who helped make the 
event so outstanding. 

The total sum of the $1,100 
which was contributed will be 
divided up proportionately arnon^ 
the numerous charity organiza- 
tions — Cancer, Red Cross, Heart 
Disease, and March of Dimes. 

Ostrogoths Seen By Writers At 
Old Observatory: Vandals Not In 

By Jonathan Bartlett '53 and E. Ward Gilman '53 

In an attempt to recover from 
the last weekend, we had taken to 
the peace and quiet of the Woods. 
While staggering through the 
trees, which seemed to be coming 
at us from all directions, we lost 
our way and after a good deal of 
wandering during which we nearly 
gave up hope of ever finding civil- 
ization again, we suddenly found 
ourselves in the woods behind Pic- 
kard Field. We were ready to be- 
lieve anything but we had to rub 
our eyes when a strange little 
brick building with a funny dome 
popped out of the underbrush in 
front of us. 

After much deliberation, we dis- 
missed the building as a silo and 
though no more about it until we 
heard someone around campus 
mention the old observatory. With 
a flash of insight, we realized he 
was' 'talking about our silo, so we 
decided to find out more about it. 
We learned that the man to see 
was Dr. Noel C. Little*. We went 
into the Science Building and after 
getting lost three times we found 
the office that Dr. Little occupies 
which is right inside the door. Dr. 
Little willingly tore himself away 
from the small diagrams he was 
drawing on a piece of paper and 
after bouncing around the office 
several times, gave us a good deal 
of information about the subject 
at hand. 

We had a very interesting dis- 
cussion with Dr. Little and learn- 
ed many fascinating facts. He 
drove us out to look over the build- 
ing partly to help us out and part- 
ly to see if the Vandals had gotten 
into the place recently. We found 
no Vandals around but there were 
several Ostrogoths kicking about. 
While driving out, we learned that 
the car had once belonged to Pres- 
ident Sills and that it had been 
twice across the continent. 

The observatory was all boarded 
up and the door was stuck, so af- 
ter battling with it for a good fif- 
teen minutes we made a surrepti- 
ous entry through one of the back 
windows that had been opened up 
by some passing Vandal. After 
groping through the cellar for a 
while we finally found the trap 
door leading to the main floor and 
after going up there we groped 
some more and eventually found 
the front door. By dint of great 
effort we kicked the door open and 
let Dr. Little in. 

The observatory' was a dark, 
dull place partly because the light- 
bulbs had been stolen by the Van- 
dals and partly because all 'the 
equipment had been removed to 
the Physics Lab. We found out 
that there \fas a transit gismo in 
the building that had to go in an 
East-West direction and was used 
[ Continued on rmge 4 ] 

Pres. Sills Speaks On 
"Wisdom" In Chapel 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills. 
giving his fourth and last address 
on the four cardinal virtues, spoke 
in chapel last Sunday on the top- 
ic, "Wisdom". 

"The dictionary," Dr. Sills said, 
"defines wisdom as the ability to 
judge soundly and deal sagaciously 
With facts as they relate to life 
and conduct. However, wisdom is 
harder to define than this for it is 
more spiritual. It is a virtue judg- 
ed by what happens afterwards 
rather than before." 

The president then made clear 
the difference between wisdom and 
knowledge. Although the world of 
today has acquired much know- 
ledge, it has not made similar pro- 
gress in attaining wisdom. The 
true meaning of the two words is 
often confused. "When a student 
on campus is called a "Wise guy" 
by other students it is not meant 
that he possesses wisdom. Rather 
he is known to be shrewd. Only in 
making a decision does one call up 
wisdom." « 

The president made this point 
clear by giving an example of a 
hard working farmhand. The farm- 
er gave him the most difficult 
chores on the farm to do and he 
did them effectively. But when told 
to sort potatoes into different 
groups according to size the farm- 
hand could not decide in which bas- 
ket to put the potatoes. "It's so 
hard to make decisions ', said the 

"William DeWitt Hyde", Presi- 
dent Sills continued, "said that 
sometimes we think of wisdom as 
dealing with big things, but after 
all, every day we all must make 
decisions. To make sound judgment 
we must first get at the facts. To 
get there be must consult those 
both older and, younger than we 
are. After this we must think it 
over and come to a decision. Then 
we must murder the alternative.'' 
By this he meant that we must 
look at both sides of the question 
before acting. In concluding Pres- 
ident Sills said, "In daily life when 
you have problems, be sure to put 
into effect this virtue of wisdom. 
Call upon facts, but in addition 'o 
this call on your intuitive wisdom. 
Wisdom depends on spiritual re- 
sources as well." 





Army Has Big Plans 
For ROTC Seniors 

From the whole Bowdoin ROTC 
unit, there will be 34 students go- 
"}8 to the summer camp at Fort 
Eustis, Virginia. 

The six week camp period will 
w in session from June 18 to July ] 
28. j 

It will be necessary for all those 
going to the camp to bo innocu- 
lated for typhoid, tetanus, and 
smallpox, the first two of which 
W »U be in a series of three, before 
they leave the college. Those men 
that are eligible to go to camp are 
the men enrolled in the junior and. 
■ sp nior years. This camp training is 
compulsory and must be taken be- j 
fore a student enrolled in ROTC, 

can get his commission. There will 
be a total of 240 hours. 

The schedule of the six week 
Fort Eustis ROTC Camps:— Pro- 
cessing students (passing out 
equipment, assignments, and the 
welcoming of the students) -1.6 
hours; Holiday (4th of July) -8 
hours; Drills, parades, and cere- 
monies-14 hours; Physical train- 
ing-9 hotirs; Visit of inspection to 
and organization-5 hours; Camp 
Commander's time (He does what 
he sees fit in this time) -18 hours; 
Te-~ain appreciation-3 hours ; 
Signal communications-4 hours; 
Field fortifications-4 hours; Rail 
operations-24 hours; Highway 
Transport service-60 hours; Ma- 
rine operations-38 hours; Move- 
ments, freight and passenger-9 
hours; Weapons and markman- 
ship-20 hours; Inspection-8 hours. 

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Vol. I.XXXI 

Wednesday. AurU 18, 1951 

No. 2 

Editor-in-Chief .. Roger W. Sullivan '52 

Ass<M-4»te Editor •-— Keith W. Harrison '51 

Managing Editors .. Robert L. Happ '53, Alden E. Horton Jr. '53 

New* Editor* Paul P. BrOuntas '54, Ronald B. Gray '54. 

Horace A. Hildreth Jr. '54 
Assistant New* Editors .... Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ranlett '54 

Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Art Editor Richard W. Ahrens '53 

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Ivy Houseparty Committee Urged 
To Seek More Student Opinion 

If the not-too-distant Ivy Houseparty weekend is to be as 
memorable as generally hoped for, campus-wide interest must 
be immediately aroused. The great success of the recent Cam- 
pus Cheat weekend may serve as an an excellent example of a 
spirited party and as such it deserves some close inspection and 
study with the hope of deriving a formula for Ivy preparations. 

At first, it might be concluded that the success of the charity 
weekend was due to the general Bowdoin spirit. But it was 
widely realized during the week before the party that the un- 
dergraduates were rather skeptical about the outcome of such a 
party. Truly, it was not by accident that the party was the suc- 
cess it was. 

Looking at the problem from another aspect, we find that the 
party spirit was -definitely caused by certain-definable aspects. 
The party spirit we refer to was one of widespread inter-frater- 
nity convivialty, of comparative'temperance resulting in active 
but not riotous activity. 

Scheduled Events Cause Success 

Going one step further in seeking the major impetus behind 
the recent party, we can easily see that the several well-planned 
campus activities served to provide the most important cause 
for success. The scheduled events were well-timed to punctuate 
the long weekend hours and they resulted in continual entertain- 
ing activity and which prevented the undesirable stagnation in 
the fraternity bars. 

Finally, the inspiring factor behind it all, the credit for the 
arrangement and organization of these events must go to the 
Student Council Committee whose persistence and imagination 
made possible the weekends plans. Had it not been for their 
efforts against passive undergraduate cooperation, the whole af- 
fair would certainly have flopped. 

This is all brought out to emphasize the importance of an in- 
spired party committee. Discussions of detailed length took place 
in the fraternity houses in an attempt to weigh undergraduate 
opinion on the weekend before final plans were made. Wide- 
spread publicity was given the weekend through the means of 
handbills, posters, and ORIENT features and editorials. 
Orchestra Contracted Without Notice 

Concerning the Ivy Houseparty. the responsibility for organ- 
izing the plans belongs to the Ivy Committee of the Junior Class 
headed by President Merle Jordan '52. A brief and almost 
apologetic announcement of their efforts to date, was made last 
week at house meetings. Most students were amazed to learn 
that the Ivy band and dance ticket price had already been set 
since there had been no previous evidences of any activity by 
that committee. There was much bitter criticism towards the 
committee for completing such plans without any attempt to 
seek general college opinion or without even the slightest indi- 
cation of policy. The ORIENT suggests that any student organ- 
ization supposedly representing campus opinion on such an is- 
sue as important as Ivy badlv neglects its responsibility by un- 
authorized action. The ORIENT also feels, however, that since 
it is too late to change the committee's plans, the effects of 
prolonged criticism now would only tehd to have a dampening 
effect on pre-Ivy spirit. 

It is hoped that the Ivy Committee will come out into the 

n an< J attempt to stimulate the spirit necessary for a success- 

1 Ivy Houseparty. It is recommended that the activities similar 

> those featured at the Chest Weekend be scheduled despite 

the possibility of private fraternity parties enticing students to 

nearby beaches. The Jazz Band without a doubt should ready 

tself for further performance and also the campus swimming 

and movies should be arranged. It is not the function of the 

ORIENT to outline an exciting program for the .Ivy party but 

it is the purpose of this editorial to activate the imagination of 

the Ivy Committee which in turn should inspire the spirit of the 

Should Inspire Campus Spirit 

It is suggested that the Committee immediately announce its 
ther plans including dance decorations and campus activities, 
nd a statement of their budget and expenditures should be 

i„-, B *»d From an inspection of the members serving on the 

|rr< *- * • .1 -I • 1 • • • i 

Amherst Plans To Hike 
Tuition And Board Fees 
$150 Says Pres. Cole 

Amherst College's President Cole 
has reported that Amherst stu- 
dents can expect to pay up to $150 
more for their education next year 
as a result of rising frxid prices 
since the outbreak of the Korean 

Before any definite action is. 
taken on the proposed rise in tui- 
tion and board fees, however, the 
College must await changes in cur- 
rent price control regulations and 
a more accurate estimate of next 
year's college enrollment. Definite 
action on the desired rise cannot 
be taken as yet, since the College 
is hampered by the government on 
two accounts. It is at present sub- 
ject to a governmental price freeze 
and must await exemption from 
control regulations for non-profit 
institutions. In addition to this, 
since the size of the cdllege enroll- 
ment is an important factor in the 
determination of fees, Amherst 
must await the passage of a man- 
power act by Congress. The effect 
of the summer session will help to 
determine the enrollment. The col- 
lege will not even venture a guess 
on this enrollment, however, until 
the government passes its new 
manpower bill. 

The problem has been discussed 
with the Student Council in view 
of the probability that the college 
will operate under a deficit next 
year. Although the loss this year 
may have been averted by high 
profits on investments, Treasurer 
Paul D. Weathers stated that def- 
inite information is not yet avail- 
able. It was suggested that the 
forthcoming summer session may 
affect the Amherst balance sheet 

Amherst students are not total- 
ly despondent over the proposed 
rise in board bills. Looking on the 
brighter side, the Amherst 'Stu- 
dent' commented that "despite the 
rise, Sabrina board bills will still 
be lower than those at Williams, 
Wesleyan, or any Ivy League col- 

Scholarship awards will prob- 
ably be increased proportionately 
to the increase in College fees, 
President Cole predicted. 

H. E. Stassen Reveals 
Serious Ills In Russia 

"It is my judgment that there is 
serious trouble inside the Soviet 
Union, that it affects the Red 
Army itself, that, if aided from 
'.he outside, it would burst forth in 
counterrevolution if the rulers in 
he Kremlin should begin a third 
world war." In his article, "The 
Coming of Communism" in the 
April "Ladies' Home Journal," 
Harold E. Stassen, president of the 
University of Pennsylvania, gives 
his reasons for this belief. 

"The first important fact to 
keep in mind," Mr. Stassen says, 
"is that the 205,000,000 people who 
now live within the Soviet Union 
itself are not all one people. There 
are over 175 different ethnic na- 
tionality groups, with 17 nationali- 
ties having populations of over 
1,000,000 each. Every one of these 
groups other than the Russians 
themselves burn with intense re- 
sentment over their domination by 
the Kremlin rulers in Moscow, and 
all the people, including the Rus- 
sians themselves, are filled with 
uneasiness, a deep unrest." 

An estimated 100 people each 
day escape from behind the Iron 
Curtain. For each person who 
makes his way to freedom, two 

Glee Club Concert 
Launches Weekend 

The Campus Chest Weekend 
officially got under way with the 
college Glee Club Concert held 
Friday evening in Memor ia l Hall. 

The program featured all this 
season's numbers with the Choir 
singing the powerful "Diffuse est 
gratiaby" Nanino. The highlights 
of the concert were "The Turtle 
Dove," with Russell Crosby '51 
and Donald Hayward '54 as bari- 
tone soloists; and the two tenor 
solos of John Morrell '52 in "Let 
Us Break Bread Together" and 
"Russian Picnic." * 

The Meddies, as usual, received 
a great deal of praise. By noticing 
the smiling, spellbound faces of 
certain of the audience one could 
determine who were first-time 
guests of the college! The majority 
of the audience who had heard the 
group before loudly applauded 
their approval by demanding two 


With Mother's Day, Father's 

Day, and Commencement coming 
up, Palmer's suggests the follow- 
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and still having a few cents left 
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others are caught at the heavUy- 
fortified borders of Russia, killed 
or slated for questioning, torture 
and slave labor. The repressed 
goals of a majority of these cap- 
tive people, Mr. Stassen states, 
must be the goals of a counter- 
revolutionary movement stimulat- 
ed by the American people. These 
goals include: 

1 The establishment of separate 
national sovereignty and true 
independence (for countries 
now behind the Iron Curtain). 

2 The release of the many mil- 
lions of political prisoners. . . 

3 The giving of the land they 
farm to the Russian peas- 
ants. . . 

4 The granting of the right of 
' genuine labor unions to or- 
ganize and bargain collective- 

5 The winning of the right of all 
the people to worship God as 
they choose. 

6 The establishment of a free, 
democratic and united Ger- 
many. . . 

Mr. Stassen concludes: "If my 
countrymen and other free men 
adopt and carry out the intelligent 
and alert policies which will take 
advantage of the weaknesses of the 
Soviet system and will hold up tha 
hands of peace-loving and demo- 
cratic nations, I look forward to 
the liberation and upward climb of 
mankind toward those better con- 
ditions that a free and democratic 
world can provide." 

Ivv Committee, it appears that there is enough imaginative and 

persistent tn 


. lent to plan for the tremendous weekend desired 
II, but it is hoped that they will seek the confidence and 

' e immedi- 
campus or- 
inizatioiw and interests can this year's Ivy Houseparty main- 
fain the traditional standards. 

pport of the undergraduates more thoroughly in th 
future. Only with complete cooperation of all ci 

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With the draft bill still being 
debated on in Congress, the final 
form of the deferment for college 
students plan is still not set. 

Although the ffnal form is not 
yet set those students planning to 
take the Selective Service College 
Qualification Test should apply for 
an application in the near future. 
These application postcards, along 
with the Bulletin of Information 
can be obtained from the office of 
Philip S. Wilder, the assistant to 
the President, on the first floor of 
Massachusetts Hall. 

It had been first thought that 
these applications could be obtain- 
able only through any local Selec- 
tive Service Board, but a more re- 
cent directive makes it possible to 
give the cards out on campus. 

Selactive Service officials have 
as yet not set any definite dead- 
line for the mailing of these appH-i 
cations, but they should be sent 
as soon as possible after befng fill- 
ed out. 

Although the exam will definite- 
ly be given on Saturday morning, 
May 26, 1951, June 16, 1951, and 
June 30, 1951, plans are underway 
to make it possible for those who 
cannot take it on those days be- 
cause of religious reasons to take 
it on another date. Draft officials 
have as yet not added any further 
details on these addtitionai exams, 
although the type of the form will 
be no different then those given 
on the regular dates. 

Meanwhile, in Washington, the 
House has passed a modified draft - 
UMT bill which if passed in the 
approved by the house would pro- 
vide that the deferment of college 
students would be left mainly to 
the local draft boards. In this case 
the boards would not be bound by 
the aptitude tests, although the 
results would be of course for- 
warded to them by the correctors 
of the test. . 

As the draft-UMT bill as passed 
by the House differs from a bill 
passed by the Senate on March 9, 
it has been referred to a joint 
Senate-House committee which 
will iron out the differences be- 
tween the two versions. 

For those students who were 
worrying that they might be draft- 
ed before their test scores or schol- 
astic standings were figured out, 
the Sunday announcement by Se- 
lective Service Director Lewis B. 
Hershey was received with relief. 

Hershey's announcement assured 
these students that none of them 
would be inducted until his score 
or his standing had been definitely 

The director of the draft pro- 
gram stated at the same time that 
in all probability no student, at 
prestnt a high school senior and 
planning to go to college this fall, 
will be drafted before they get 
the chance to enter college. 

The plan for the deferment of 

college students has been received 
with a mixture of praise and dis- 

The Chancellor of the University, 
of Pittsburgh, Rufus H. Fitzgerald, 
stated that he was very pleased 
by the new program. The Presi- 
dent of Bates, Charles Phillips, was 
another educational leader ex- 
pressing aoDroval of the new-plans. 

However, a large number of ob- 
jections have come up. Dr. Harvie 
Branscomb, president of Vander- 
bilt University, stated that most 
educators feel deferments should 
not be made on basis of grades. He 
felt that the deferred students 
would be referred to as "being too 
smart to fight." 

Doctor Branscomb said that the 
deferment plan may be all right 
as a beginner, but that it would 
be better to have no picking and 
choosing in the deferment of stu- 
dents. He predicted that the new 
system would be difficult to ad- 
minister fairly as far as the grades 
went. i 

Objectiofe have been made that 
the plan favors those who have 
adequate financial resources. Some 
feel that those who are unable to 
attend college because of the lack 
of money hut who are otherwise 
qualified might feel resentful., 

Another objection that has been 
raised is that deferring too large 
a number of students 'would re- 
sult in a too limited number of 
men for the armed services. How- 
ever, it has been ix>inted out by 
the proponents of the plan that 
the ratio of the students to be 
deferred by both the standing in 
class and the qualification test is 
flexible, and can be varied to meet 
the man-power needs of the 

The College Qualification test, 
which is to be given at Bowdoin 
as well as at 1000 other examina- 
tion centers, may be taken by any 
college student who has not reach- 
ed his 26th birthday and is regis- 
tered under the Selective Service 

Any applicant should remember 
that after receiving the application 
postcard from any local Selective 
Service Board, they should follow 
the instructions completely and 
carefully in filling out the applica- 
tion. The application which is 
self-addressed to Selective Service 
Examining Section, Princeton, 
New Jersey, but requires a stamp, 
should be mailed at once. 

The bottom section of the card 
welfbe returned to the applicant 
and will serve as the ticket of ad- 
mission to the examination center. 
Only one application should be 
made and the test must be taken 
at the place and on the date 
specified on the ticket. 

The test which will last about 
three hours will include questions 
on reading, vocabulary, graphs, 
and math. 

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Making Book 

% KHr^B STORY:" The Mem- 
oirs of the Duke of Windsor. II- 

nam, New York. $4.50; limited edi- 
tion SI 00.00). This week, Putnam's 
in New York released this book, 
which a great deal of people have 
already read in the advance print- 
ing of- it in LIFE magazine. 

In this book, the Duke of Wind- 
sor has tried to be honest in his 
impressions of the history of his 
life, which is so inextricably tied 
up with the history of England. 
For the most part, he has done a 
most excellent job, both in his re- 
porting of the life he led during 
those days immediately preceding 
his momentous decision to abdicate 

from the throne of England for the 
woman he loved, and in his char- 
acterizations of the royal family, 
who never have fully understood 
this man's reasons for giving up 

what thousands of people would 

have died for. 

The hook is highly informative, 
though it is written in the flat, 
lifeless style of American journal- 
ism. It also contains a great deal 
of funny insights into several of 
the people who surrounded hirh 
with intrigue during his dark days. 
Anions: these are the sketches of 
Stanley Baldwin striding about in 
London's fog and cracking his 
knuckles as he worried about the 
whole situation, and of the Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, whom he 
describes as a rather sleek ghost 
on noiseless feet. The book, all the 
way through, is filled with such 
touches, and this background ma- 
terial only makes one wonder how 
a man who was going through the 
fits of depression he was, could 
ever have kept the necessary air 
of detachment necessary to note 
these and file them away for fu- 
ture use. As a matter of fact, all 
of the people he associated with 
dtrrirrg the days leading up to his 
decision to abdicate are very clever- 
ly and fully described, whole con- 
versations are tersely recorded 
with an eye to their dramatic val- 
ue, and the whole abdication crisis 
lives before the reader. 

Notwithstanding the style it is 
written in, and the humorous 
touches appearing throughout it, 
"A King's Story" remains on the 
level of serious tragedy rather than 
comedy. Or if not, it is tragi-com- 
edy, for no matter how bad the 
situation seemed at the time, it 
ended out with a typical fairy- 
story ending in which "everybody 
is living happily everafter." The 

*onry period in this book which is 
. really tragic is that of the First 
eWorld War, when the young 
prince, as he then was, wanted only 
to go out and fight in the tr en che s 
for his country like any other of 
his contemporaries. Instead, he 
was not only excluded from the 
front-line fighting, bat an office 
was invented for him that very 
efficiently kept him out of the war 
altogether. And the young prince 
never could accept it, and felt that 
for him the First World War was 
one great, monstrous cheat in 
which his position turned out to be 

no better than a pair of loaded-dice 
that kept throwing "snake-eyes M 
everytlme he really wanted a sev- 
en to come up. And even this is an 
interesting bit of reporting, for it 
reveals that his insight now into 
himself is great enough for him to 
realize that his entire problem in 
that period of his life was the same 
thing that Princess Margaret Rose 

is now revolting against : the prob- 
lem of self-acceptance. He never 
would accept the fact that he was 
a Prince, and that his fighting in 
the trenches would never have 
been condoned by such a monar- 
chy-loving people as the English. 
His abdication also reveals this, 
for it is his abdication that shows 
just how little he would accept 
himself and his position, and just 
how much he always wanted to 
kick over the traces and become 
a hermit. His great mistake was 
in bringing the soiled linen of his 
position — or his crisis, rather — 
before the British people, as this 
turned his love affair into a mat- 
ter of public debate, a debate in 
which he himself felt that he had a 
right to intervene and take part. 
It was for this reason perhaps 
more than for any other that his 
abdication became such a certain- 
ty, for he had lowered his position 
to a point from which it could nev- 
er be successfully elevated. 

Historians may some day say 
that the Duke lowered the position 
of the British monarchy in the 
eyes of the British public. How- 
ever, judging from the book, it 
seems that the opposite should be 
the case. For on this vital issue, 
the British public was violently 
split, indicating their intense de- 
sire to see justice done, regardless 
of whether it was in keeping with 
a pre-conceived notion of a Prince's 
manners. And certainly, the Brit- 
ish monarchy .has never enjoyed a 
happier position in the eyes of the 
public than it has since the 
Prince's momentous decision. 

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More or less as a sequel to last week's editorial in which we tried 
to point out the problem involving what college athletics should do 
for the student, including the weaknesses involved, the ORIENT 
would like to approach the relationship from a different angle this 
week and try to answer the question, "What can the student do for 
college atmettesT" 

- The obvious answer is that the student at Bowdoin College, blessed 
with the freedom to participate in the activities of his choosing, should 

MacFayden Writes Manual 
Tcr Afct Coaches, Players 

Baseball at Bowdoin is the title 
of a new book by Coach Danny 
MacFayden of the Bowdoin base- 
ball team, published in mimeo- 
graph form to be used as a coach- 
ing manual. 

In his book. Coach MacFayden 
takes every aspect of the defensive 
game one by one, beginning with 
the pitcher's mound and moving 
.through the catching department, 
around the infield, and into the 

He then outlines his system of 
infield practice, a good method for 
giving each inftelder an ample op- 

portunity to loosen up, get alert, 
do not only his best to excel on the field, but also endeavor to give him- j^ start tne inf^id moving as a 

self to the sport off the field as well as in action. By "excel," it is 
not meant to imply that a man has to pump dozens of points through 
the basket during the basketball season; nor does a football player 
have to make all-state to excel. The implication that we intend to 
make by using the term is that the athlete should have it upstairs as 
well as ability. A player loaded with talent cannot utilize that talent to 
the utmost unless he has the right attitude out there on that playing 
surface and off the scene of action also. 

It was the pleasure of the ORIENT to interview Coach Adam 
Walsh of the football team this past fall while the squad was prepping 
for its recent season. He suggested to this writer that the players who 
cheat a little on condition during the season are leaving themselves 
vulnerable to serious injury by not maintaining razor sharp condition. 

A player's attitude on the field of play, especially in such hard con- 
tact games as football and hockey, can also be vital to his team's effec- 
tiveness as well as his own personal health. Any man who conducts 
himself haphazardly while competing in a football game hasn't got his 
mind completely on the game. Not only is he useless as a competitor, 
but he's liable, possibly likely, to get himself cut in half by some en- 
terprising opponent. It's a maxim frequently referred to by people con- 
nected With coaching football that the player who hustles and keeps 
his head up is the least likely to be hurt. The same is true for the 
hockey player, who can get himself clobbered considerably easier if he 
isn't hustling all the time. 

The trackman, ball player, or basketball performer, whose game 
consists of running, running, and more running, will soon regret not 
getting into shape and staying there when his leg muscles pull out' of 
kilter and put him out of action. 

Not only is there the question of use to -his team and avoiding in- 
jury, but there are also the factors involved in a player's attitude in 
the best interests of the sport. In these days of Ted Williamses and 
Joe DiMaggios, in these days where the athlete is glorified and deified 
to a point of prominence on the national scene, too many young ath- 
letes have gotten the bug. Some players seem to place glory ahead of 
fun. If their team loses, they seem not to be upset about it if their 
own personal performance happened to have been fruitful. The fun of 
a game is in playing to win, in trying to win as a team, not as an in- 
dividual. The good player who really loves the game and who wants to 
"play rather than eat," can't help but excel, if not on his own per- 
formance, at least on the effect he has on his teammates. He is a 
credit to watch, he is exemplary to his sport, his school, and his team, 
and he also has a great time playing. 

Not long ago, one of Bowdoin's baseball players, currently embroiled 
In a battle for a regular spot on his squad, said that he didn't care 
where he played as long as he played. That kind of attitude cant help 
but make for good, hard, never-say-die, Philadelphia Phillies-type 
baseball here at Bowdoin, and all prospective athletes should take note. 

unit for the game. The system he 
expounds is the same as the Polar 
Bear varsity and JV squads have 
been running through in their pre- 
game warmups during Danny's 
tenure here as baseball mentor. 

In the batting department, 
Danny comes through with many 
very valuable pointers not only 
in how to improve batting but how 
a coach may develop a player's 
batting by looking for his weak- 
nesses and trying to improve upon 
them. In addition to "hitting 
away," Danny gives considerable 
space to the art of bunting in all 
situations, explaining proper 
stances, the drag bunt, the push 
bunt, the sacrifice bunt, and the 
squeeze bunt. His book finishes up 
with advice on baserunning, the 
conduct of practice sessions, and a 
glossary of baseball vernacular ex- 
plaining the meanings of various 
terms- of baseball, some familiar, 
and some not so familiar. 

Coach MacFayden's book is set 
up primarily as a coaching manual 
rather than a book of instruction 
to the aspiring player. It is 
written on the premise of giving 
the coach a book as an aid to him 
in developing the young player by 
improving his knowledge of the 
finer points of this very scientific 
game of baseball and by develop- 
ing his ability so that he can put 
this knowledge into practice with 
satisfactory results. 

In his introduction, Danny 
itrpss*»s the fact that coaching 
should not be attempted on the 
basis that there is only one way 
to play the game nor should it be 
surmised that any way a player 
may attempt to play his position 
is a good way simply because it 
may come naturally to the player. 
He stresses the fact that coaching 
should not make any hard and 
fast rules that would tend to 
cramp the styles of his players 
and thereby hinder their develop- 
ment. The coach should act as a 
guide, taking the fundamentally 
sound player with natural ability 
and develop him by pointing out 
and trying to correct his weak- - 
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In his sections on the various 
positions in the field. Coach Mac- 
Fayden points out faults the coach 
should look for if his player shows 
this or that weakness. He explains 
what the coach should do to cor- ; 
rect this weakness once he has dis- | 
covered the cause for it. He ex- 
plains that pitching, for ex- 
ample, should not consist of 
mastering every pitch throwable, 
but rather in perfecting those 
thrown most easily by the pitcher, 
the fast ball and the curve. 
A pitcher with a good fast 
ball and curve is much more effec- 
tive than a pitcher with a vast ar- 
ray of mediocre pitches. A catch- 
er's job is primarily to make the 
pitcher look good, to guide him 
through a winning effort with in- 
telligent and inspiring handling. 

In the other positions, the Polar 
Bear coach emphasizes alertness 
and "heads up" play on the part 
of the player who has a good basic 
schooling in the art of playing his 
position as the key to effectiveness. 

Sailing Club Leads In 
State Meet Before Big 
Wind Ends Competition 

Last Sunday at eleven thirty in 
the morning, sixteen tired fcoys 
went out to the New Meadows 
River basin to try and discover 
who were the best Maine college 
sailors of small (lite feet) dinghy 
sailboats. It hasn't yet been de- 
cided who these sailors will be, but 
it is hoped that it will be known 
next Saturday afternoon when .the 
four teams will meet again. The 
last half of the races were can- 
celled, because the sporadic Maine 
weather proved too much for the 
little boats and cold sailors to 

The four races consisted of 
Class A and Class B sailors; Class 
A raced in the odd numbered races 
and Class B raced in the even 
numbered races. Bates brought 
down a few of their co-eds who 
obviously didn't attend the house 
parties on the Bowdoin Campus 
on the previous night. It would 
have been a beautiful day for it 
if the Maine weather would re- 
main the same for more than an 
hour. The sun was shining bright- 

Baseball Season Opens As Sharp 
Polar Bears Romp Over Bobcats 







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Levesque, Roger 





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Scere Impressive 9-2 Win; 
Graff, Audet Spark Victory 

Frosh Baseball Squad\Shows Up 
Strong With Talent Showing Stuff 

Spirited competition and a varie- 
ty of possibilities of potential line- 
ups have not been limited to the 
varsity baseball team this year 
as the freshman aggregation has 
been rounding itself into shape for 
the coming season. 

Coach Eddie "Beezer" Coombs 
has much the same problem as 
does head coach Danny MacFay- 
den in trying to determine who 
will play where, when the season 
gets off to its belated start this 
week. The biggest battles loom 
behind the plate and at third base. 
The race for the catching job is 
being waged by Bob Saywood and 
Allan Worksman, both very cap- 
able defensively and big men with 
a bat in their hands. At third, 
Dave Rogerson, Jim Furlong, and 
Dave Caldwell are hustling to win 
themselves a regular job at the 
hot corner. 

Rogerson, Furlong, and Cald- 
wefi are all capable infielders, and 
they can be worked into other 
positions around the diamond if 
Beezer so deems fit. First base 
and second base seem pretty well 
nailed, down by their respective 
contestants, Jackie Cosgrove at 
first and Frank Vacella at second. 
At short, Dick Marshall looms as 
the starter. Marshall is a very 

ly and there was a strong breeze. 
During the races, it rained three capable man w,th the glove and is 
times, and the wind changed from I expected to do well at the short 
a light gale to a whisper of a 



breeze. Of course, all these changes 
in the weather prove a challenge 
to the skipper and crew. The wet-, 
ness was counteracted by hot 
coffee for all. 

In the first race, Bowdoin's Fred 
Brehob and Pete Mundy came in 
first; Colby's Raiha and Shcnton 
placed second; Clement and Cafi- 
andro from Maine were third ; 
while Bates's Goddard and Angell 
finished last. The second race end- 
ed' in the following sequence: (1) 
Ricker and Conrod Bowdoin; (2) 
Halpert and Feinsot Bates; (3) 
Knickerbocker and Guterman Col- 
by; (4) Boehm»r and Cahoon 
Maine. The third race saw Bow- 
doin first, Colby next, Bates third, 
and Maine last. The last race of 
the day, before the wind became 
too violent to permit safe sailing, 
had Maine first, Bates second. 

field position. Besides the above- 
mentioned third-basing trio, John 
Newman can play any infield posi- 
tion and should do well. 

In the outfield, Barry Nichols 
and Mel Totman figure to see 
plenty, of service along with 
Johnny Malcolm, whose status is 
questionable due to a case of 


Brunswick, Maine 


Bowdoin third, and Colby^ last. The 
standings now are as follows: 
Bowdoin first with 18 points, 
Colby and Bates are tied for 
second place with 13 points each, 
and Maine third with twelve 

Anyone and everyone (students) 
is invited to sail on any Monday 
afternoon he wishes. It might 
prove well worthwhile to take ad- 
vantage of this offer. 

The officials were Jock Bartlett, 
Bowdoin's Commodore; John Wis- 
ner, Bowdoin's ex-Cornmodore; 
Jeff Houghton, starter. 

The remainder of the meet will 
be sailed off on Saturday, April 21, 
at New Meadows. 

David 'Tink" Bumell '51, 
Zeta Psi, varsity golf man, shot 
a hole-in-one at the Brunswick 
Golf Coarse on Monday, April 
16. It was a one hundred sixty 
yard drive made with a seven 
iron on the seventh hole. It is 
the first hole*4n-one of the sea- 
son. How i are .the Wheaties, 
"Tink"? / 

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water on the knee. Marv Tucker, 
Jim Ladd, and "Doc" Smith are 
also involved in the competition 
for the job and could fill one or 
more of the daisy positions. 

Among the best hitters of the 
squad are Vacella, Cosgrove, and 
Nichols, all of whom filled in dur- 
ing varsity pre-season intra-squad 
games earlier in the season. Both 
catchers, Saywood and Werkes- 
man, are good hitters, and one 
might conceivably be seen in the 
outfield while the other is catch- 
ing. Third base candidate Cald- 
well has also been suggested as 
one of the more potent batters of 
the frosh outfit. Malcolm is not 
touted as a power-batter, but he 
has displayed very effective spray- 
hitting thus far. 

On the mound, Beezer has a 
very impressive array of hurlers 
headed by big left-hander, Paul 
Clifford, also noted as an impres- 
sive man at the plate. Backing up 
Clifford will be Al Lilley, Dan 
Gulezian, Ernie Atkins, Don Ray- 
ment, Hank Banks, and Bill Sands. 
Such a large supply of fingers 
should give Coach Coombs plenty 
to work with in the way of pitch- 
ing talent. 

With the presence of so many 
multi-position participants in the 
JV baseball picture, the squad 
should be a well-balanced, hustling 
squad. They have a 15-game 
schedule including those two 
games of last week that 
rained out. The only road games 
on the docket are with Exeter 
and Andover; all the other high 
■school and prep schools will travel 
to Brunswick for Pickard Field 
with this good-looking Polar Cub 
ball club. 

Jay vee Tennis Ladder 
Set Following Workouts 

For the past few weeks the JV 
tennis team has been diligently 
practicing. There have been a 
great number of inter-squad 
matches as each man has been 
striving for the top of the ladder. 
The latest .standings are: 

1. Skip Howard 

2. Bill Clark v 

3. John Friedlander 

4. John Stalford 

5. Frank Pagnamenta 

6. Clive Tillotson 

7. Ken Miller 

8. Dave Bailey 

9. Jim Wilson 
10. Ben Ford 

This list is hardly a criteria of 
the best players on the squad and 
the ladder will probably be well 
scrambled by the first match on 
April 30. 

The schedule is as follows: 


30 — Brunswick H 2:00 


3— Portland H 2:30 

9— Hebron A 2:00 

11— Ricker H 2:00 

24— Hebron H 2:00 

Fifty-two percent of last year's 
motor vehicle accidents involving 
injuries happened in the dark. 

The Bowdoin baseball squad 
finally got off on its baseball sea- 
son yesterday, and a fast start as 
they lambasted the Bates Bob- 
cats by a 9-2 score at the Pickard 
Field diamond. 

Louis Audet was the starter and 
winner for the Polar Bear nine. 
Although the diminutive hurler 
got off to a slow start, giving up 
two runs in the first two innings, 
he settled down after that and 
held the visitors scoreless through- 
out the remainder of his six-inning 
stint on the mound. Art Bishop, 
came in from right field in the 
seventh to keep the pace set by 
Audet, thus wrapping it up for 
the Polar Bears. 

Both teams started off fast 
offensively in the first inning. 
Bates got off to a one-run lead 
when lead-off hitter, Dick Raia 
got on on an error, went to second 
on another error as he was at- 
tempting to steal, and scored on 
clean-up batter DouglaV ?ingle. 

The Polar Bears retaliated 
quickly by combining a McGovern 
walk, a Bishop single, a passed 
ball, a walk to Bobby Graff, and 
a single by Freddy George to put 
two runs together. The Bobcats 

Unsettled Weather, Wet 
Grounds Force Season 
Opening To This Week 

The monsoon season at Bruns- 
wick, which has been sweeping the 
area all during the month of April, 
has forced collegiate athletics at 
Brunswick to yield; postponing 
openers, and causing the various 
aggregations to look forward to 
their openers this week.. 

Varsity baseball was scheduled 
to get underway last Saturday in 
an unofficial intra-state contest be- 
tween the Polar Bears and their 
Orono rivals, the Black Bears of 
Maine, currently in mid-season 
form after their southern jaunt of 
the recent spring vacation. Wet 
ind cold weather brought these 
plans to a screeching halt, and the 
were p i ar Bears were forced to re- 
main on home grounds. Weather 
permitting, the Bowdoin home sea- 
son will have been opened against 
Bates by the time this article ap- 
pears. At the time of this writing, 
no date had been set for the post- 
poned Maine game. 

The Jayvees were to begin their 
season's competition on last Wed- 
nesday afternoon against Portland, 
but that game was weathered out 
Their next try at opening their 
schedule was due yesterday against 
South Portland. 

The track season is due to begin 
next Saturday afternoon at Bur^ 
lihgton, Vermont where the track- 
sters meet' the University of Ver- 
mont and MIT in a triangular 
meet at the site of the Vermont 
school. Frosh track is due to open 
in a home triangular meet on the 
27th of this month against Hebron 
and Bridgton. Other Jayvee open- 
ing dates will be April 30 against 
Brunswick for the second team 
golfers and the same for the Junior 
Varsity Tennis squad who will 
meet the local tennis players at 
the Pickard Field courts on the 
same day. 

The big doings this year from 
the athletes' point of view is that 
big five-day spring trip that the 
baseball, tennis, and golf squads 
will be taking with tilts for all 
three squads listed for the 35th, 
26th, 27th, and 28th of this month 
with Wesleyan, Amherst, Williams, 
and MIT respectively. 

The last of the spring sports ac- 
tivity will occur in the last week of 
May, and between now and then, 
there will be plenty of sports ac- 
tivity involving the various sports 
aggregations of the school. 



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were able to tie it H> in the second, 
but did no more scoring for the 
rest of the ball game. 

Meanwhile, the Polar Bears just 
kept rolling along, scoring in every 
inning but three, the second, 
fourth, and sixth. Their biggest 
single output came in the fifth 
inning when after Andy Lano had 
flied out leading off. batting star 
for the game, Bobby Graff, poked 
a sharp double down the third 
base line, followed by George and 
Decker singles, a Wolfe double to 
left center, and an Audet poke, to 
the same spot good for two bases. 
Other rallies put together by the 
Polar Bear bats included single- 
tons in the third and seventh inn- 
ings and two in the eighth to 
amass their nine-run total. 

By his excellent six inning stint 
on the hill, Louis Audet racked up 
his first victory in varsity com- 
petition and proved his mettle giv- 
ing- up only three hits,- all in the 
first two innings, five bases on 
balls, striking out four, and setting 
the side down in order in the third, 
fourth, and sixth. His successor, 
Art Bishop, gave up only two hits 
in his three innings' service strik- 
ing out two, walking one, and set- 
ting the side down one-two-three 
in the eighth. 

The biggest stick for the PolaT 
Bears was Bobby Graff, who 
colllected two doubles, a pair of 
singles, and a walk in five trips to 
the plate, scoring two runs, and 
knocking in one. Freddy George 
and Louis Audet were the only 
other batsmen to get into the 
multi-hit department, Freddy get- 
ting a pair of singles and Louis 
getting a single and a double. 

In an effort to get a good look 
at all the pitchers on the staff, 
the Bates coaching staff used four 
hurlers, each for two innings 
apiece. As previously noted, Bow- 
doin only used two. Sixteen men 
saw action in the Bobcat lineup 
while an even dozen saw action in 
the MacFaydenmen. 

Freshmen Tracksters 
Display Goal Past In 
Prepping For Spring 

The Freshman Track Team has 
had several weeks of outside prac- 
tice, which seem to show good re- 
sults. As yet they have had no 
meets, but they should be in good 
shape for their first meet on the 
27th of this month. After a couple 
of meets, it will be possible to give 
a much more complete report of 
their ability. 

One can judge from the results 
of the interfraternity track meet 
how good the freshmen are. George 
Patton took a third place in the 45 
yard high hurdles and a second 
place in the 45 yard lows. Angelo 
Eraklis took fourth place in the 
two mile run. Both of these boyi 
should be leaders in their fields if 
they keep working. Mel Totman 
put in a creditable performance by 
scaling the discus 129 feet 2% 
inches, which, needless to say, took 
first place. He also took'third place 
in the low hurdles. Let us hope 
that he continues- a pace like this 
for four more years. 

Bruce Cooper showed up in 
fourth place in the mile run. He is 
also promising in the quarter and 
half mile dashes. Ed Trecartin 
took a fifth place in the mile, and 
with some good work, he should 
come up in the field. Al Gass plac- 
ed fourth in the 45 yard low hur- 
dles. It is notable that three out 
of five places in the low hurdles 
were taken by frosh. 

Paul Brinkman looks as good as 
anyone in the weights. He placed 
second in the shot put, second in 
the 35 pound weight, and third in 
the discus. Al Farrington should 
be coming along in the weights 
field, also, for he took third in the 
shot put. Jim Gorman heaved the 
35 pound weight for a fifth place. 
Herb Cousins received one of the 
Alpha Delta Phi plaques for tying 
for first place in the pole vault at 
the height of twelve feet. 

Tom Dwight, Skip Larcom, Cush 
Ladd, Tim Cook, Theo de Winter, 
Harvey Levine, Tom Winston, Dick 
Thurston, Ronny Gray, Skip Gor- 
man, Ernie Gray, Tim Greene and 
Sam Hibbard all deserve mention 
for their participation on the team, 
and we hope that they will be plac- 
ing in the many events this spring. 

Track Schedule 
Apr. 27 Hebron and Bridgton Home 
May 4 Lewis ton and Portland 

May 5 State Meet 
May 12 Exeter Away 

May 17 South Portland Home 




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College Grounds Department Wins 
War Against Mud On Campus 

By Richard B. Sabman '54 

A few weeks ago when Bowdoin 
College was in the throes of its 
annual battle with bud and glop, 
this newspaper printed a number 
Ot articles suggesting that some 
measures be taken to relieve the 
irritating conditions. Well, time 
cures all ills. Once more those 
dark days are past and we are 
now well into spring, that season 
when a young man's fancy, and a 
young woman's fancier. Once more 
the campus presents a dry surface 
•uitaWe for ambulation. 

It has come to our attention, 
however, that neglect of the cam- 
pus is no longer the apparent pol- 
icy. More recently the maintenance 
crew has been hard at work im- 
proving the conditions of the 
grounds to a marked degree. Coup- 
led with the activity going on at 
the site of the new chemistry 
building, this work presents a 
healthy bustle and will no doubt 
develop into much improved con- 
ditions at Bowdoin next fall. 

As for the work on the grounds 
— the edges of all the walks and 
a number of the more conspicuous 
bare spots in the grassed areas 
have been or will shortly be re- 
planted. It is hoped that the habit 
of very many of us of walking on 
the edges of the paths in order to 

Hawley '52 Announces 
Chesterfield Quiz 

Pete Hawley '52, Campus Rep- 
resentative for Chesterfield, an- 
nounces a scries of telephone quiz- 
zes to begin this week. Each week 
five names will be picked to be 
called on the telephone and those 
men will be given an opportunity 
to answer three questions. 

The first one to answer the three 
questions correctly will receive 
one carton of Chesterfields. If 
none of the fiye persons can ans- 
wer all three questions, the prize 
will be held over to be added to the 
following week's prize. Listen for 
the telephone on Thursday night; 
maybe you will be called. 

This week's questions: 

1. In what year was the town of 
Brunswick, Maine first settled? 

2. Who gave the chimes in the 

3. Who was the first instructor 
at Bowdoin to use a blackboard? 

Hint: Read the College Bulletin. 

BOTA Will Feature 
L. Spector On Sunday 

The Dramatic Workshop of Bow- 
doin on the Air will present this 
Sunday. April 22, at 11:30 p.m. 
Lawrence B. Spector '54 in a pro- 
gram of poetry readings. Featured 
will be a cutting of Oscar Wilde's 
"The Ballad of Reading Gaol." 
Larry will read also a humorous 
selection entitled "Albert and the 

The following Sunday. BOTA 
will present Warren Ross '52, ORI- 
ENT assistant sports editor, with 
sports interviews. 

Fifty-seven percent of last year's 
fatal accidents occurred during 
hours of darkness. 


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keep out of the now-disappeared 
mud in the middle will not prevail 
among the student body and ham- 
per the germinating process of 
the newly-sewn grass seed. 

The appearance of the college 
campus is not that of a unified or 
a perfectly landscaped plot. Its 
process of development and grad- 
ual enlargement has resulted in a 
large variation of styles of arti- 
ficial outdoor scenery. The effect 
of these is, I believe, a sort of old, 
and if it is possible for a campus, 
experienced air. Any attempt to 
improve on the grounds should be 
carefully considered and painstak- 
ingly executed so that this air 
might not be injured. 

This seems to be the aim and 
the achievement of the improve- 
ments on the grounds currently 
going on. The northern end of the 
campus is now in fine physical con- 
dition and it is expected efforts on 
the remainder will be completed in 
the next few weeks. With the co- 
operation of the members of the 
members of the college community, 
as well as that of nature in the 
form of the usual Maine spring 
weather, May will find Bowdoin 
proudly displaying a green velvet 
carpet suitable for the golf team's 
putting practice. So keep off the 
grass, please, and leave us a lawn. 

Sixty-Year-Old Tower 
Discovered By Roaming 
Post-Party Reviewers 

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only when the sun crossed the me- 
ridian. This was used to find out 
the time and is now obsolete since 
the Naval Observatory takes care 
of this, and most people use watch- 
es anyway. The main part of the 
building used to contain a tele- 
scope but after the six-inch re- 
fractor was stolen, the rest of the 
apparatus was removed. The dome 
is on little wheels or something, 
for it goes round and round is any- 
one has' the energy to push it. We 
pushed it around for a while but 
soon tiring of this, we left and 
went back to the Physics Build- 

Among other things, we learned 
that the observatory has a history. 
It was built in 1890-91 by a man 
whose name is illegible on our 
notes but who came from Farbury, 
Illinois. The observatory was real- 
ly quite happy where it was until 
a swimming pool got itself built 
between it and the North Star. 
Then it was taken apart brick by 
brick and the top was peeled off 
like an orange and it was moved 
to its present position on the edge 
of a ledge on the Southeast corner 
of Pickard Field. When it was fin- 
ally settled in its new location, 
someone discovered that ten feet 
had been lost somewhere along the 
way but no one worries about that 
now. It has not been used much 

ORIENT Poll Of Student 
Opinion On The Success 
Of The Past Weekend 

The ORIENT has conducted a 
poll < of student opinion on the 
question, "What did you think of 
the Campus Chest Weekend?" The 
results were quite interesting. 

Campbell B. Niven '52, big man 
on campus said, "It was the most 
painless contribution to charity 
that I have ever made." 

Bath socialite, Harold M. Small 
'51, mumbled something about a 
date from Bradford and dreamily 
uttered a brief "Magnifico!" 

Edward Cogan '51, who had 
trouble thinking of an opinion we 
could print finally came up with, 
"It was good to see so many people 
here even though I couldn't see 
so many of the people here."( ?) 

Merle Jordan '52, basketball 
star said, "A painless way to give 
to charity. .. .got a kick out of 
Casey and Edie playing roulette." 

Joel Hupper '54, who glowered 
meditatively into space for a 
moment, said shortly, "How dis- 

Wadsworth Owen '54, a member 
of the ATO fraternity said 
mysteriously, "Well, it was an un- 
usual party especially at our 
house. But I guess out house is 
different than some of the others." 

Donald Landry '53, and Marvin 
Tucker '54, gave a cryptic answer 
from the Deke house. "Many Dekes 
adjourned to the Honeycomb late 
Saturday where the evening's 
sensation was the Westbrook girl 
in the tear-drop dress with the 
Korean mink collar. Sunday after- 
noon, the group whipped out to 
the beach in custom built Russian 

John Slocum '52. responsible for 
the beer party atop a Bailey's Is- 
land tower said, "Sensational! 
Everybody seemed to be enjoying 

Charles P. Scoville '52, football 
great, was repleat with favorable 
adjectives concerning the recent 
weekend, but the significance of 
his remarks was somewhat shaded 
when he admitted that he had 
spent the time at Skidmore. 

Truman Wilder '52, cheerleader 
and stage aspirant, took the im- 
portance of the ORIENT poll 
rather lightly, being quoted as say- 
ing. "It was really a GRAND 
weekend. Everyone seemed to 
have SUCH a good time." 

Andy Lano '53, baseball enthusi- 
ast, replied when questioned, "I 
wasn't there." 

since an eclipse of the sun in 1932. 
During this eclipse, one of the ob- 
servers, who was standing on the 
roof, stepped back to light a cig- 
arette and fell off breaking his 
back. Since that time the stargaz- 
ing of the College has been done 
from the top of the Science build- 
ing. By the time we got back to 
the Science Building, it was lunch 
time, so we left, clutching a little 
blue booklet on the eclipse of 1932. 
presented to us by Dr. Little, and 
which we still have if anyone is 
interested enough to come over 
and get it. 



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New BOTA Studio In 
Union Near Completion 

Anybody who has tried to study 
in the Union for the past few 
months is no doubt conscious of 
the fact that something is being 
built above their heads on the sec- 
ond floor. Well, this something is 
the new Studio for the men of 
Bowdoin-On-The-Air, and we re- 
port that it is nearing comple- 
tion. Last Monday, the painters 
came in to start their work on the 
walls and ceilings, and this is gen- 
erally a sign that the end of con- 
struction is in sight. 

This new studio is being built 
from funds donated by the Class 
of '24, and from the looks of the 
place, it is being well spent. Be- 
sides the Studio itself, the Techni- 
cal Department of the organization 
has taken the opportunity to re- 
place some of the worn-out equip-' 
ment, and buy a great deal of new 
apparatus besides. Among the new 
equipment is an Ampex tape-re- 
corder, two new RCA Transcrip- 
tion Turntables, and a new micro- 
phone and stand. Also, as anybody 
who has ever heard them can tes- 
tify to, the heating system of the 
Moulton Union, though efficient, is 
extremely noisy — much too noisy 
for a radio studio. Therefore, the 
new Studios are being air-condi- 

It is quite a step forward for 
WBOA. For the past three years 
it has been been operating, as best 
it can, under the most adverse con- 
ditions possible. However, now that 
the tide has turned great work is 
expected from it in the future. 
All that the organization really 
needs now is some more personnel. 
This is really the basic problem, as 
in order to keep operating effic- 
iently it must have enough men 
to man its facilities. 

Unless there is sufficient per- 
sonnel, the operation of the station 
will be only a qualified success, 
and their new plant will be more- 
or-less wasted. Therefore, we hope 
that any student on campus who 

Famed Duelling Pistol Collection 
Arrived Recently On The Campus 

Every once in a while, one of 
the students about Campus comes 
up with a really interesting collec- 
tion of some sort. Well, just this 
week, a young man gave us the 
great privilege of examining the 
noted J. Anson Collection of Duel- 
ling Pistols, which has only just 
arrived on Campus. Although this 
is an amateur collection, it is one 
of the best of this type, and we 
thought that the time spent in 
viewing it was well-spent. 

In the first place, duelling pistols 
lend themselves to collections re- 
markably well, probably because 
each pistol, if only in the mind of 
the viewer, signifies that there is 
at least one less human being on 
earth now because of it. Because 
they were made with such a dead- 
ly purpose in mind, the workman- 
ship on them is of absolutely the 
highest calibre (which is not in- 
tended as a pun) and for the most 
part, their owners took exceeding- 
ly good care of them, especially as 
their life depended on it. 

The collection itself is quite in- 
teresting for several reasons. The 
first reason is that it is very rep- 
resentative, in that some of the 
pistols in there exceed the wildest 
dreams of the present-day gun- 
smith. For instance, one of the 
best sets is that of three very 
small "guns" of the derringer 
type, only these are even smaller, 
measuring not more than three 
inches in length.. The calibre of the 
barrels for these weapons (and 
there are two barrels for each one 
of them) is 19.6, an odd one, as 

By Richard W. Ahrens '53 

feels that he has something to of- 
fer to WBOA or who wishes to 
learn radio technique, will drop up 
to the new Studios from time to 
time and talk to the Station Per- 
sonnel, most of whom are either 
racing against the painters in wir- 
ing the equipment, or downstairs 
drinking coffee. 


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to present day stock. 

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any gunsmith will attest The fact 
that there are three in the collec- 
tion is even more interesting, as 
the only duels that we ever heard 
of were fought with only two 
participants. This extra pistol 
raises the question as to who used 
it, and under what circumstances. 
Also in the collection is a fore- 
runner of the horse-pistol of funny 
story fame. This is an amazing 
piece with a barrel measuring 
more than two feet. It weighs 
five and three-eighths pounds, and 
is said to have beat devilishly ac- 
curate when in use. We question 
this, as we can't think of anybody 
who could hold this huge weapon 
steady at arm's length for a long 
enough period of time to use it. 
Also, due to the great length of 
the barrel, it is necessarily very 
thick about the chamber, in order 
to stand the terrific pressure built 
up by such an extended barrel. 

All of these duelling pistols are 
made of the finest hand-cast steels, 
and several of the barrels appear 
to have been talonized. Taloniza- 
tion is the process that a great 
deal of the early gunsmiths used, 
and it ante-dates "bluing" by some 
hundred and fifty years. This pro- 
cess ( talonizatkm) consisted of 
casting the barrel with a thin coat- 
ing of a protective alloy about it, 
which greatly increased its resist- 
ance to the amazing muzzle- 
velocities, and resulting pressures, 
that these pistols were often sub- 
jected to. A pistol that has been 
made by this process may be 
identified by holding it out and 
looking at the muzzle; if the pro- 
cess was used in its construction, 
the muzzle will appear to have 
been built up of concentric bands 
of different colored steels. 

The barrels of many of these 
pistols are ornamented with ex- 
quisitely delicate hand-chased sil- 
ver filigree work. One particularly 
splendid one bears the same 
Spanish escutcheon as the twenty- 
four pounder cannons at Fort 
Carillon on Lake Champlain. 

Included as rather a side-line in 
the collection is a small but well- 
selected display of the ornate im- 
pedimenta that the "seconds" in 
a duel had to carry to charge and 
cock their pieces. We observed 
powder pouches and horns, slot- 
pouches, tamping pieces and bits, 
and some copper percussion caps, 
all of which items were necessary 
to the fighting of any respectable 

All in all, it was indeed a re- 
markable display, and one which 
we heartily recommend to all who 
are interested in old guns. 

BRIGADIER IAN L. WIGHT, left, as he talked with Robin- 
son Verrill, president of the Maine Branch of the English 
Speaking Union which sponsored Brigadier Wight in a lecture 
here last Thursday. 

Brigadier Wight Confident 
That Reds Will Be Stopped 

An overwhelming majority of 
motor vehicles involved in acci- 
dents last year were reported in 
apparently good condition. 

Last Thursday night in the 
'Smith Auditorium, under the aus- 
pices of the new Maine branch of 
the English Speaking Union, 
Brigadier Ian Littleton Wight of 
the British army spoke to the col- 
lege on the problem of defending 
South-East Asia against Commun- 
ist expansion. 

Just returned from two years in 
command of a brigade fighting the 
Communists in Malaya,, he was 
confident that the Reds could be 
stopped in Asia. In spite of two 
years of terrorism, the Commun- 
ists have failed to disrupt the 
economy of Malaya which pro- 
duces 50 per cent of the world's 
natural rubber and one third of 
the world's tin. 

The Communist failure, Wight 
said, was due to the guts of the 
Eurpean plantation owners and 
the success of a plan to move the 
so-called squatters from their 
homes at the edge of the jungle 
where they can supply the Com- 
munist guerillas with food. The 
guerillas, mostly Chinese, are 
comparatively few in number but 
a sizable British force is required 
to keep them in check because of 
the hit and run type of terrorism 
they are carrying on. He em- 
phasized the point that this was 
no popular nationalist movement 

the British are repressing, but the 
work of a small anarchical minori- 

The Orient, he said, presents, a 
continuous semi-circular front 
against Communism running from 
Korea in the North to Indo-China 
and Malaya in the South. Although 
Korea is the most active front 
right now, each of these areas is 
equally important in the over-all 

He stressed the importance of 
holding Hong Kong, if possible, as 
the last remaining "chink in the 
bamboo curtain." 

Before beginning the main body 
of his talk, the Brigadier said a 
few words about the current con- 
troversy over the relief of General 
MacArthur from his command in 
Korea and Japan. Speaking as a 
soldier, not a politician, he said 
that in his country the military 
is merely an organ to implement 
the policies of the heads of govern* 
ment. As long as a soldier (private 
or general) is on duty he must 
obey the orders of his superiors, 
whether or not he agrees with 
them. If he disagrees with the 
government policy he can give his 
advice and opinions to the policy 
makers, but it is not for him to 
take things into his own hands. 







ays Buy 



"When I apply the standard tobacco growers' test 

to cigarettes I find Chesterfield is the one that 

smells milder and smokes milder." 


Chesterfield is the only cigarette in which members 
of our taste panel found no unpleasant after-taste. 













NO. 3 

PreparationsSFor'May 8th 
Started By Bowdoin ROTC 

The Bowdoin Reserve Officers 
Training Corps received additional 
deferments as well as selecting the 
final candidates for the nucleus of 
its Band last week. 
v Colonel Walter H. Kennett an- 
nounced last week that the ROTC 
unit had received additional de- 
ferments. He did not, however, dis- 
close the number. He emphasized 
that the staff was still trying to 
acquire further deferments and 
hoped that the unit would keep 
up its splendid work. The defer- 
ment board met last Friday at 
3:00 to decide on those who would 
be eligible for further deferments, 

The final choices for the ROTC 
Band were made this last week. 
Without a doubt this is a very 
competent nucleus around which 
to build in the future. The Band 

on May 8 (when the unit will be 
judged on their achievement for 
the academic year.)" Furthermore 
both Col. Kennett and Warrant 
Officer Higdon wanted to give 
their deepest appreciation for all 
the help given by Professor Fred- 
ric E. Tittotson. Prof. Tillotson 
helped analyze the candidates' 
ability and helped make the final 
selection. "The band as well as 
the whole unit," stated Col. Ken- 
nett, "should be thought of as the 
members unit under the direction 
of the students with only a guiding 
hand by the staff." 

Yesterday the unit had what 
might be called the first dress re- 
hearsal for the coming important 
ceremony. Company C under the 
leadership of Capt. George Milli- 
gan '49, which was picked as the 

will be under the direction of Gor- ' outstanding company the week bo- 

don W. Stearns '54 who will act as 
Drum-Major. He is now a Meddie- 
bempster and an accompanist for 
the Glee Club. 

The other members of the band 
are as follows: Peter B. Webber 
'54, Robert C. Wilcox '54, trum- 
pets; William E. Curran '53, Irwin 
E. Jones '54, french horns; Ray- 
mond M. Little '53, saxaphone; Joel 
H. Huppor '54, flute; William F. 
Hoffman '54, T. Ellis McKinney Jr. 
'54, clarinets; Richard H. Allen '54, 
baritone horn; Stanton L. Black 
'54, alto saxaphone; Malcolm G. 
Malloy '54. tenor saxaphone; El- 
lery A. Thurston '53, cymbals; 
Herbert A. Urweider '54, W. 
Arthur Grove Jr. '54, drums; David 
G. McCornack Jr. '54, bas s drum. 

The ROTC Staff feels that all 
the credit possible should be given 
these cadets who have been or- 
ganized on a purely voluntary 
basis. The band is under the di- 
rection of Warrent Officer Ralph 
T. Higdon. 

"The whole unit should be proud 
of these boys who will be the 
flower of the performance." Col. 
Kennett further stated, "As the 
band goes, so goes the ceremony 

fore, furnished the color Guard 
and the Guide-on bearer. Hence- 
forth the best company will fur- 
nish the Color Guard and the 
guide-on bearers. 

The Retreat is the most im- 
pressive part pt the ceremony. The 
Memorial Flag Pole in front of 
Hubbard Hall was used as the 
nucleus of the ceremony. It will be 
used at all following Retreats. The 
trumpet quartet played colors 
while the unit was at present arms 
and the bearers lowered the Stars 
and Stripes. This ceremony isi 
similar to that of any Army Post 
or Station when the colors come 
down, except for the elimination 
of the retreat guh, which is usual- 
ly fired. 

Colonel Kennett further made 
the announcement that the unit 
will procure more rifles, so that 
every cadet will be equipped with 
a 30 Ml rifle for the ceremony on 
May 8. He also wanted to make 
the announcement, that all rifles 
should be thoroughly cleaned prior 
to May 1, the final rehearsal be- 
fore the ceremonies. Many cadets 
have not yet accomplished this re- 

Young Republican Club 
Of Bowdoin To Play 

Host To State YGOP 

Congressman Nelson 
From Maine To Be 
The Initial Speaker 

The Bowdoin Young Republican 
Club will be host to the other 
Maine College Young G.O.P. Clubs 
at an all-day session Saturday at 
which time the question, "Why is 
a Young GOP Club necessary on 
the campus" will be discussed. 

The meeting will open at 1:15 
with a meeting of the Maine Col- 
lege Young GOP clubs at the 
Union. There will be registration 
for the members of the Maine 
Council of Young Republicans and 
other invited guests at 2:30 and 
at 3:00 a panel discussion on "Con- 
stitutional Revision in Maine." 
The climax of the conference will 
be a banquet at the Hotel Eagle. 
The keynote speaker at this 
gathering will be the Honorable 
Charles P. Nelson, Republican 
Congressman from Maine. 

The answer to the question of 
the necessity of a Young GOP club, 
given by the National Federation, 

Dr. Canham, Editor Of 
"Monitor;' To Give Cole 
Lecture On April 26th 

Canham, Bates *25, 
To Discuss Present 
Spiritual Awareness 

Erwin D. Canham, Editor of the 
Christian Science Monitor, who 
will deliver the Annie Talbot Cole 
Lecture on the evening of Thurs- 
day, April 26, has chosen as his 
subject 'Darkness Into Dawn." 

He will discuss the present 
world crisis, emphasizing the need 
for moral and spiritual awareness 
and the importance of the estab- 
lishment of high ideals of char- 

Dr. Canhan is a native of Au- 
burn, Maine and a graduate of 
Bates College in the Class of 1925. 
He began his work with the Chris- 
tian Science Monitor immediately' 
following his college course. Early 
assignments included coverage of' 
the sessions of the League of Na- 
tions Assembly and of Ramsay 
MacDonaldTs United States tour in • 
1929. He was chief correspondent 
for the Monitor at the London - 
Naval Conference in 1930, and 

Zetes, A.D.s, Dekes, Kappa Sigs, A.T.O.S 
Take Interfraternity Preliminaries 

is" .Criticism of government, during the following two yeans 

Wesleyan Prof. Bell 
Speaks On Religion 

Dr. Herbert C. F. Bell, Professor 
Emeritus of History at Wesleyan 
University spoke in Sunday Chapel 
last Sunday, April 22. 

Sneaking on the subject of "Re- 
ligion" he emphasized the import- 
ance of conscience and moral 
order in our generation. 

During the course of his sermon 
he discussed communism, treason, 
religious antagonisms and explain- 
ed the value of choosing sides in 
various, day to day problems. Dr. 
Bell said that more intellectuals 
profess a strong faith in religion 
now than have at any other time 
in the present century. 

Dr. Bell, graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Toronto, received his 
Ph. D. from the' University of 
Pennsylvania. At Bowdoin he 
taught from 1912 to 1926 as the 
Thomas Bracket t Reed Professor 
of History and Political Science. 
In 1936 Bowdoin awarded him the 
Litt. D. He received the Lh D. in 
1938 from Holy Cross. In the years 
1926-1946 he taught as Professor 
of History at Wesleyan University. 
The town of Middletown, Connect- 
icut elected him as its mayor in 
1948. He served as mayor until 

Congressman To Speak 
On Far East Affairs 

Maine Congressman, Charles P. 
Nelson, will emphasize the Far 
East in a speech entitled "Inter- 
national Affairs" which he will 
give before the Political Forum 
next Friday evening. 

The speech will be open to the 
public at 8:15 p.m. in the Moulton 
Union Lounge. 

Mr. Nelson ^was born and 
brought up in Augusta. Maine and 
is now serving his first term as 
Congressman from Maine's second 
congressional district. However, 
Mr. Nelson is not new to politics 
as he once was Mayor of Augusta. 

He was graduated from Colby 
College where he majored in pre- 
law. Later he graduated from Har- 
vard Law School. Mr. Nelson has 
taken an active interest in young 
Republicans and in addition to his 
speech Friday he will speak before 
the Young Republicans Club here 
at Bowdoin next Saturday. 

Although only a first term con- 
gressman, Mr. Nelson has taken 
an active part in House affairs. He 
is currently serving on the Mer- 
chant Marine Fisheries Commit- 

is the right of every American, 
but partisan politics is the only 
way to improve it. Active partici- 
pation in party politics is the best 
guarantee that we have capable 
public officials and a sound party 
policy " 

Jack A. Bump, President of the 
Bowdoin group, making reference 
to the above quotation said, 
"Therefore, this is not only an an- 
nouncement of a GOP session, but 
a challenge to the students who 
would criticize the government 
and then complain that they have 
no media through which to make 
their criticisms felt." 

Members of the Bowdoin Young 
GOP Club are Menelaos G. Rizoul- 
is '52, Peter P. Sulides '52, Roger 
A. Welch '52, David C. Dean '52, 
Leland O. Ludwig '52 and Robert 
S. Linnell '53. The Faculty advisor 
for the group is Professor Law- 
rence L. Pelletier. 

State Championship 
Won By Frosh Debaters 
In Jnterschool Meet 

Freshmen Brountas, 
Unamious Decision 

WBOA Elects New 
Officers For Term 

Monday evening, in the Confer- 
ence Room "A" of the Moulton 
Union, Bowdoin's radio station 

served as correspondent at Gen- 
eva. Switzerland. From 1932 to 
1939 he was head of the Washing- 
ton Bureau of the Monitor, except. 
for a period of leave when he 
attended Oxford University as a 
Rhodes Scholar. He was made 
General News Editor in 1939, 
Managing Editor in 1941, and has 
been Editor since 1945. He is a 
trustee of Bates College, and holds 
the honorary degree of L.H.D. 
from Boston University. 

The Cole lectureship was estab-"|* 
lished in 1906 by gift of Mrs. Ca- 
lista S. Mayhew of South Orange, 
N.J., in memory of her niece, Mrs. 
Samuel Valentine Cole. The lec- 
tureship was established to con- 
tribute "to the ennoblement and 
enrichment of life by standing for 
the idea that life is a glad oppor- 
tunity." Under it have come to 
Bowdoin such speakers as William 
Howard Taft, William Lyon 
Phelps, John Masefield, Alexander 
Woollcott, Thornton Wilder, Rob- 
ert Frost, Franklin P. Adams, 
Felix Frankfurter and Joseph C* 

Last year's Cole lecturer was 

Paul P. Brountas "54 and 
Charles E. Orcutt '54 led the Bow- 
doin freshman„4ebating team to 
state series championship last Sat- 
urday by taking two unanimous 
decisions over the entrants from 
Bates, and Maine. 

Joel H. Hupper '54 and William 
F. Hoffman '54 also tallied for the 
Bowdoin team by defeating the 
University of Maine squad but 
they dropped a second decision to 
the always skillful Bates group. 

These arguments, which were 
the last scheduled activity for the 
Bowdoin frosh, were based around 
the feasibility of the Athletic Pact 
Nations forming a Federal Union. 
Brountas and Orcutt contended 
negatively while Hupper and Hoff- 
man assumed the affirmative side 
of the question. 

The Bates team placed second 
in the afternoon's quarrels, its 
only loss being suffered to the 
Bowdoin squad. Colby College ap- 
parently did not feel too strongly 
■ about the issue one way or the 
other as they produced no repre- 
sentatives at the meet. 

Professor Albert R. Thayer, 
coach of>«ll Bowdoin public speak- 
ing and debating, officiated at the 
exercises, which were held in the 
Classroom Building, and he pre- 
sented each entrant with a certifi- 
cate of participation in the state 

Recently in the "Bates Stu- 
dent," the undergraduate news- 
paper, it was stated that the 
Frosh debate squad representing 
Bates was one of the strongest in 

Members of the Bowdoin squad 
are also active in many other ac- 
tivities. Brountas is News Editor 
of the ORIENT, as well as a mem 

the International Society of Worn- 

Insurgence Of Bates Student Body 
Begins Springtime Whoopee Craze 

Bates College was the scene of 
a protest riot recently as the 
Bates "boys" went on a destruc- 
tion spree and "raised whoopee 
on the campus." 

President Charles F. Phillips 
admitted that the "boys" went 
beyond the usual ringing of the 
campus bell to sound the call for 
their annual spring serenade of 
the coeds. However, he denied re- 
jx>rts that they went on a window- 
smashing spree. 

Doctor Phillips stated that the 
boys pushed many automobiles 
around and cut up the grass. They 
even drove a jeep up on the steps 
of one building to help haul up a 
load of logs and other enormous 
piles of lumber. 

The Lewison prexy then re- 
marked in a jocular manner that 
**it is usual springtime play for 
college boys, however, Saturday 
night, the boys went beyond that 
play." The ORIENT was not able 
to contact Bowdoin Dean N. C. 
Kendrick for any statement con- 
cerning customary springtime be- 
havior of Bowdoin students; yet 
according to Bowdoin tradition, 
annual outbursts of such a riotous 
nature have not necessarily been 
the vogue at this institution. 

It was reported that more than 
100 male students "went a little 
wild" in protest against food that 
is being served at the college. 
Doctor Phillips said, "I'd be 
ashamed if all our men didn't go 
out on the campus for the fun." 
But he denied the report that the 
"fun" stemmed from protest over 
the food. Many Bowdoin students 
have since offered suggestions of 
different types of fun which could 
be found at a co-ed institution. 

However, after speaking to a 
Bates student who was visiting the 
Bowdoin campus Saturday, the 
ORIENT learned that the food 
issue was, if not the basic offspring 
for protest, at least a very suit- 
able one. After having eaten at 
one of the Bowdoin fraternities, 
the Bates guest had nothing but 
praise for the food which he was 

President Phillips also denied 
another report that the "boys" 
had barricaded the doorways of 
the "co-eds" to prevent them from 
getting out Sunday morning to at- 
tend church. "There was nothing 
to it," he said. They just placed 
oil drums filled with hunks of 
wood, rocks, and most anything 
they could find with weight to 
make it harder for the "girls" to 
open their doors. 

The young Bates undergradu- 
ates did not fail to include the 
prexy's house in their manuevers. 
They piled his porch with debris 
and lumber; but Dr. Phillips firm- 
ly denied the report that his porch 
railing was broken. 

It was decided after the "boys" 
finished having their annual 
springtime "fun," that they should 
be awakened early Sunday morn- 
ing to start cleaning up the mass 
of debris they had left. Dr. 
Phillips said that there were many 
visitors at the'Bates campus Sun- 
day and they thought things look- 
ed a "little messy." 

A few days following the spring- 
time "blocades" of the "boys," the 
Student Council courageously and 
publicly announced that it would 
assume all responsibility for dis- 

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held its election of officers for , e » Geographers, and daughter of 

Karpovich To Speak 
On Russian Problem 
Tuesday Night, May 1 

Harvard Professor Michael Kar- 
povich, Professor of History and 
Chairman of the Department of 
Slavic Languages and Literature 
will address the Political Forum on 
"Russian Imperialism or Commun- 
ist Aggression" in the Moulton 
Union at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. 

Professor Karpovich was born in 
Russia and is a graduate of the 
University of Moscow. He came to 
tne United States in 1917 with the 
Diplomatic Mission of the Russian 
Provisional Government, which is 
commonly known as the Kercnsky 
government. This government was 
a liberal socialistic democratic 
group which existed from March 
to November, 1917 when it was 
overthrown by the Bolshevicki. 

Since 1927 Prof. Karpovich has 
been a member of the History De- 
partment of Harvard University. 
For the past two years, however, 
he has been dividing his time be- 
tween the History Department and 
the Department of Slavic Lang- 
uages and Literature, being Chair- 
man of the Latter. 

Prof. Karpovich has published 
several books; among them is his 
"Imperial Russia," which is well 
known by all those who have tak- 
en Bowdoin's History 11 course. A 
great Slavic expert, he is now edi- 
toc of the English edition of Paul 
Miliukov's "Outline of Russian Cul- 

« V 

Four Finalists To Compete 
For First Place Tonight 

The trials of the seventeenth an- 
nual interfraternity singing con- 
test were held on last Monday and 
Tuesday evenings in Upper Mem- 
orial Hall. The competition was 
keen and, with two or three ex- 
ceptions, the artistic production 
was surprisingly good. 

The two fraternities judged first 
and second on each night will 
compete for the Wass Cup in the 
finals tonight a^t 7:00 p.m. in 
Memorial Hall. Monday night's 
winners were Zeta Psi fraternity, 
with Delta Kappa Epsilon taking 
second place and Beta Theta Pi 
receiving honorable mention. On 
Tuesday night Alpha Delta Phi 
took first place and the judges 
declared a tie for second place 
between Alpha Tau Omega and 
Kappa Sigma. To the surprise of 
most of those present. Delta Upsi- 
lon was only given honorable men- 

The winning Zetes, under the di- 
rection of Donald Moore '51, sang 
"I've Got Plenty of Nothin' ".and 
a fraternity song called "Martin 
Luther." William Graham '51 con- 
ducted the Dekes in "Goin' Home 
Train" and the "Deke Marching 
Song," and the Betas, led by 
Charles Demming '52, sang "Poor 
Old Lazarus" and the fraternity 
^ A 

Marie Peary Stafford, President o/>ber -of BOTA. Hupper also serves 

the academic year of 1951-1952. 
For many reasons, this election 
may prove to be a matter of 
decisive interest to the campus, as 
in the near future WBOA intends 
to go on the air every evening, 
campus-wide, on a regular sched- 
ule basis. Also, this is the first 
election held under the terms of 
the Station's new constitution, 
which was voted in at a general 
meeting of the organization held 
last week. 

The chief plum of the election 
was picked by Linwood Arch Mor- 
rell '52, who Was unanimously 
chosen as the new Station Mana- 
ger. It is primarily due to Mr. 
Morrell's efforts that Bowdoin now 
has Broadcasting Studios of a pro- 
fessional quality, as in his late 
capacity of Chief Engineer he set 
up the requirements for all new 
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Admiral Robert E. Peary of the 
Bowdoin Class of 1877. 

Dr. Canham's lecture will be in 
Memorial Hall at 8:15 o'clock and 
will be open to the public* 

on the ORIENT where he occupies 
the position of Music Editor, and 
is very active in music. Orcutt, 
too, works on the ORl*ENT staff, 
as composition assistant. 

Jazz Band Arranges 
Concert At Portland 

Regular campus Jazz record 
sessions and a concert next Sun- 
day in Portland are the next im- 
mediate activities of the Bowdoin 
Jazz Band. 

The Concert will take place in 
Portland's Frye Hall at 7 p.m. and 
will feature Dixieland and Bop. 
The Band expressed the hope that 
as many students would attend as 

Abraham E. Dorfman '53, head 
of the Bowdoin Jazz Band, is 
about to start regular Friday night 
Jam Sessions. He wants to hear 
from anyone on campus, especial- 
ly Nathaniel S. Clifford '54, Her- 
bert Phillips '54, Samuel P. Fay 
'51, E. Ward Gilman '53, R. An- 
gus Johnston '51, who has any Jazz 
records so that he can set a 
definite date for the inaugural. 

The sessions will last from 8 to 
12 p.m. or come when you want, 
leave when you please basis. When 
asked about the type of Jazz offer- 
ed at the sessions, Dorfman said, 
"Every taste will be catered to." 

Dorfman is in the process of 
contacting Jazz bands at other 
.New England Colleges and Uni- 
versities about the possibility of 
having a mammoth Jazz Festival. 
If the plans go through, the Festi- 
val will be held next winter at 
some centrally located place, pre- 
ferably at a Boston campus. 

As yet the band has not been 
approached by the Ivy committee 
about a Jazz Concert. The band 
feels, however, that if there is a 
Concert it should take place 
either in the Union Lounge or 
Mem. Hall. 

In the future it is to be hoped 
that the Band may eventually de- 
velop into a dance orchestra as 
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Recital To Be Held 
In Union On Sunday 

The forty-fourth Student Re- 
cital will take place next Sunday 
afternoon, April 29, at 3:15 in the 
Moulton Union Lounge. Music 
from different periods and in a 
variety of media will be perform- 

The program will open with a 
group of songs sung by David 
Hoerle '54, tenor, accompanied on 
the piano by Lewis Welch "54. 
Hoerle, a soloist with the Glee 
Club, is making his recital debut 
at this time. (He was scheduled 
to sing at the last recital, but was 
unable to perform at the last 
minute because of illness. ) Welch, 
pianist for the Jazz-band, is also 
making his recital debut here with 

Joel Hupper '54, flutist, and Gor- 
don Stearns '54, pianist, will then 
perform the Handel Sonata in G 
major for Flute and Piano. Stearns 
has performed at previous recitals 
this year; Hupper plays at a re- 
cital for the first time. 

Charles Freeman '51, tenor, ac- 
companied on the piano by Gordon 
Stearns '54, will then present a 
group of three folk songs arranged 
by Benjamin Britten, and the love- 
ly "Ich Liebe Dich" by Ludwig 
van Beethoven. 

John Loud '51, violinist, and Eric 
Lundin '52, piano, will then per- 
form the extremely difficult, yet 
haunting, "Spring" Sonata (opus 
24) by Beethoven. 

The recital will close with a 
group of songs by Russell Crosby 
'51, baritone, accompanied by 
Professor Russell Locke, of the 
Music Department. 


During some of the past issues 
of the ORIENT, a few spurious 
stories have escaped the notice of 
the editors: On March 14 an 
article appeared on a piano re- 
cital which was never heM, and 
last week a similar article on 
duelling pistols was printed. 

There have also been others. 
What the purpose of such 
articles is we do not know, but 
a closer check on material 
submitted might serve to 
eliminate such stories before 
they are printed. Regardless 
of what goes on in the minds 
of students who wrote these 
articles, it must bo remem- 
bered that this paper, *Mke 
any other, aims primarily at 
factually reported news, and 
any humor or pseudo-humor 
must be acknowledged as such 
and kept subordinate to news 
stories. Straight fiction, in 
the future, will find no place 
in the ORIENT. 

Colby ROTC To Be 
Compulsory For Frosh 

Colby College will sponsor an 
Air Force ROTC unit next year 
which will be compulsory for all 
incoming freshmen, land which will 
deal primarily with training in ad- 
ministration, announced the 
Waterville college officials recent- 

Dean of Faculty Ernest C. Mar- 
riner said that the program will 
not begin until September, when 
the college convenes for the new 
academic year. 

Unlike Bowdoin. all Colby fresh- 
men will be required to take the 
basic course for two years. This 
will not apply to present under- 
graduates, since all students must 
take two years of basic work be- 
fore becoming eligible fox the ad- 
vanced course. Veterans already 
having had basic training and cer- 
tain transfer students who have 
completed the basic course may be 
allowed to enlist in the new unit. 

School officials believe that the 
course is devised principally for 
training of officers for administra- 

"Flight training, if any, has not 
been announced," said Dean Mar- 

Dr. Bixley, Colby President, said 
that the coming ROTC program 
has given the college the opportun- 
ity to "render further service in 
the present emergency. This pro- 

f Continued on Page 4 1 

Committee's Plans For 
Ivy Ceremonies Told 
By Merle Jordan '52 

Merle R. Jordan '52, Chairman 
of the Ivy Committee and Presi- 
dent of the Junior Class, announced 
recently the Committee's plans for 
the Ivy Weekend, May 18-20. 

Following the precedent set at 
the last Winter Houseparty the 
committee has chosen an "ade- 
quate but less known dance "band" 
for thelvy Formal on Friday, May 
18. The band will be Ralph Stuart's 
Orchestra from Providence, R. I. 
His band has played at many 
proms at New England colleges, 
including Harvard, Rhode Island, 
Brown, Wellesley, and Mount 
Holyoke. The orchestra includes a 
singing trio and a vocalist. 

The formal dance will be held 
in the Sargent Gymnasium from 
9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The tickets 
are available from members of the 
committee at $480. 

The dance will follow the annual 
Ivy dinners at the various frater- 
nity houses. 

Saturday morning the Annual 
Ivy Day ceremonies will be held 
on the steps of the Walker Art 
Museum. In the afternoon there 
will be a baseball game in addition 
to the fraternity trips. 

Dances will be held by each 
fraternity for its members and 
■ their dates in the chapter houses 
Saturday evening. 

Sunday afternoon will feature a 
Jazz Concert and the swimming 
pool is expected to be open. 

Calef action Of Science 
Building Seen As Clue 

"The removal of the chemistry 
department to its new building 
will create a new housing problem 
on campus," complained Profes- 
sor Noel C Little. 

The committee has been ap- 
pointed to determine the fate of 
the much sought-after classroom 
space presently occupied by the 
Chemistry Department, in the 
northern wing of Searles Science 
Building; and the chairman. Prof- 
essor Little, reports that student 
suggestions will be welcome. 

"The only practical suggestion 
we've received so far has been to 
burn the place down and collect 
[Continued on Page 2\ 

The Choral Society 
To Present Concert 

The Brunswick Choral Society, 
under* the direction of Professor 
Russell F. Locke, will present its 
annual concert on Wednesday 
evening. May 2, at 8:15 in Upper 
Memorial Hall. Students will be 
admitted free. 

The thirteen year old choral so- 
ciety, consisting of people from 
Brunswick and environs, is con- 
nected to the college only through 
Director Locke, who leads it for 
the third successive year, and the 
few faculty and students who are 

This year the first half of the 
program will consist chiefly of the 
music of the eighteenth and nine- 
teenth centuries. Of special inter- 
est are three choruses from a sel- 
dom heard, yet most worthwhile, 
oratorio by Handel: Solomon. 
This is one of the twenty-five or 
thirty-odd oratorios written by 
Handel, of which only one, The 
Messiah, is well-known. 

In this first half will also be a 
seventeenth - eighteenth century 
group for women's voices alone. 
This group, in the middle of the 
first section, will serve to provide 

The last group on the first half 
of the program consists of three 
"Fuguing Tunes" by William Bil- 
lings, one of the earliest native- 
born American composers. These 
"tunes" are actually fugues only 
, [ Continued on Page J } 

Painters Ply Brushes And Zing! 
The Old Studios Become The New 

Charles W. Schoeneman '53 

On days when a movie house has I There is a control room and a util- 
a second-rate picture, the manage- 1 ity room, whose official name has 
ment inserts several amusing short j slipped by me in the outpour of 

subjects to make the evening pass, 
the candy counter is replenished, 
and the billboard outside features a 
few more superlatives and a few 
less articles of apparel. On a news- 
paper the problem is less easily- 
solved when there is little news to 
fill the space. Bowdoin-on-the-Air 
(carefully spelled out) or BOTA 
(when abbreviated) is ordinarily 
the source of two or three hun- 
dred words. This week they have a 
new studio; the studio is not quite 
completed, but it will be when the 
new additions are completed. 

For clarification, lest no one 
think that there is really a new 
studio, it may be necessary to ex- 
plain. The old studios will be the 
new ones when the renovation is 
complete. There were two studios, 
called "A" and "B" before, and 
there arc two studios bearing, odd- 
ly 'enough, the names "A" and "B" 
now. One should not hazard a guess 
as to what the studios will be call- 
ed when the decoration, renova- 
tion, and improvements are com- 

There are two other rooms in 
the BOTA studio which, although 
a part of the studio, are not called 
studios. For fear of misleading one 
who might assume that because no 
mention of these other two rooms, 
whicb are actually almost as large 
as the two which are called stu- 
dios, has been made, that the two 
studios are the only two rooms in 
the BOTA studio. They are not. 


There is a door which leads to 
the studio and which, because it 
was open, might have gone unnot- 
iced had there not been four mam- 
moth two-inch letters looking very 
official on the smoked glass. 
These letters were B.O.T.A. In- 
side there was a room in which 
there was a pile of sundry articles. 
There were some painters in the 
room, applying a coat of paint to 
the wainscot of the room, called 
studio "A". 

The color is quite subdued in 
keeping with the rest of the cam- 
pus — the color produced when a 
gallon of apricot juice is passed 
quickly through a bottle of ketch- 
up. The sound proofing on the walls 
and ceiling is ash gray. The other 
rooms bear the same distinctive 
touch. The radiators have been 
removed and in their place is noth- 
ing. Air conditioning ducts are 
where lights are usually found; in- 
direct lighting and the sun fur- 
nish light. Glass partitions sep- 
arate the two studios and the con- 
trol room. The plates of glass in 
the studios slope inward at the 
bottom to deaden the room. 

When the studio of BOTA is 
completed, there will be twin turn- 
tables and a UP ticker for news 
along with the more technical ap- 
paratus. The station will then be- 
gin operation on a daily schedule. 
The staff of BOTA deserves cred- 
it for what will be a first-class col- 
lege broadcasting studio. 

The A.D.'s, conducted by Don- 
ald Blodgett '51, won with their 
ever-popular marching song "\Vc 
Come" and the Fred Waring ar- 
rangement of "The Gospel Ship" 
The Kappa Sigs sang the frater- 
nity song "The Crescent and the 
Star," directed by John Kennedy 
'52, and "Ezekiel Saw The 
Wheel" directed by Benjamin 
Coe '52. The ATO's, under the 
wing of Charles Forker '51, sang 
"God and Our Fraternity" and 
"My Evaline." The DU's, under 
the direction of Gordon Stearns 
'54, sang "Down Among the Dead 
Men," a fraternity song, and "The 
Halls of Ivy" with a stirring bari- 
tone solo by Donald Steele '51. 
, The other competing fraternities 
were, on Monday night, Psi Upsi- 
lon who sang a medley of "Ain't 
That a Shame" and "Won't You 
Come Home, Bill Bailey"; Alpha 
Rho Upsilon, singing a medley 
from South Pacific; . and the Sig- 
ma Nus who sang "There's Gonna 
be a Great Day" and "The White 
Star of Sigma Nu." On Tuesday 
night, Theta Delta Chi, directed by 
Hugh Pillsbury '52 sang the 
fraternity song "Stars Ablaze " 
and_ "Were You There" with a 
tenor solo by David Hoerle '51. 
The Chi Psis sang the fraternity 
song "Alpha Nu" and "The Old 
Ark's a-Moverin' " with solos by 
Larry Boyle '53, falsetto, and 
Robert Saunders '53. bass. 

The judges on both nights were 
Mr. Albert Robinson of Brunswick, 
assistant Professor Myer Rash is h 
of the Economics Department, and 
Mrs. Rachel Young of Freeport. 
At tonight's finals the judges will 
be: Dr. Robert Smith, director of 
the music department of Bates 
College; Mr. George Field, con- 
ductor of the choir of the Grace 
Church in Bath; and Marsha Mer- 
rill of Portland, who sang the con- 
tralto solo in the Messiah concert' 
£ Continued on Page 2 } 

Amherst Fraternities In 
Dispute Over Flaws Of 
Quota Pledging System 

The Amherst fraternity system 
met with a severe problem this 
last week and the answer to the 
question is still indefinite. 

The system as it stands estab- 
lishes a quota for each of the 1&- 
fraternities of 18 men. This year 
for the first time since the in- 
auguration of the system in 1946, 
all the quotas have been filled and 
fourteen freshman, who have stat- 
ed their desire to join one of the 
social organizations, remain un- 

At the beginning of the frater- 
nity rushing period each freshman 
is required to state whether or not 
he wishes to join one of the or- 
ganizations. If he answers the 
question in the affirmative, he 
must be pledged by one of the 
fraternities. This year 259 men in 
the freshman class indicated an in- 
terest in joining. Only 234 could 
be allowed to join because of the 
quotas. Eleven men joined the 
Lord Jeff Club, an organization 
which compares to our Independ- 

The system • also includes a 
period of delayed rushing. This 
part of the program has also pre- 
sented problems because of the 
lack of cooperation of the fratcr- 
i nity pledging committees. 'Dis- 
crimination has also entered into 
the pledging. 

A majority of Amherst College's 
fraternity presidents are in favor 
of immediately raising the pledge 
quota in view of the fact that all 
fraternities "have filled their 18 
man pledge quota and 14 freshmen 
remain unpledged. 

Through interviews conducted 
by the Amherst STUDENT it was 
learned that eight of the college's 
fraternity presidents were in favor 
of raising the quota immediately 
from 18 to 19 men. The five presi- 
dents who were opposed to this 
proposal said that if the quota 
were raised, however, they would 
be in favor of pledging one of the 
14 unaffiliated freshmen who wish- 
ed to join a house. 

Aside from the general conces- 
sion to this proposal, there were 
many opinions and slight disagree- 
ments, among the house presidents 
in regard to the finer points of tin 
problem. Two of the dissenting 
presidents felt that any raising of. 
the quotas should be done in the 
fall, and the remaining three were 
of the opinion that even a con- 
sideration of the matter should be 
deferred until next September. 
One of the questions which raised 
itself was "Should the quota be set 
up in the future with the purpose 
of giving all freshmen a chance to 
join a house, or with the purpose 
( Continued on Page 2 ] 










Wednesday, April 25, 1951 

No. S 

Editor-ln-Chlef Roger W. Sullivan "52 

Associate Editor Keith W. Harrison '51 

Managing Editors Robert L. Happ 53, AJden E. Horton Jr. '53 

News Editors Paul P. Brountas '54, Ronald B. Gray '54, 

Horace A. Hildreth Jr. '54 
Assistant News Editors .... Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ran+ett '54 

Feature Writer E. Ward Gilman '53 

Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett "53 

Music Editor Joel H. Hupper '54 

Editorial Assistants Charles F. Davis '53, Peter A. Laaelle '53, 

W. Brooking! Mitchell '53, Charles W. 
Schoeneman '53, H. Churchill Sempie '53 

Reporters Richard H. Allen '54, Keith A. Buzzell "54, David A. 

Carlson '54, James A. Cook '54, William A. Fickett 
'54, Theophilus E. McKinney '54, Leo R. Sauve '54, 
Edward F. Spicer '54 

Sports Editor Frank T. Pagnamenta '53 

Assistant Sports Editor Warren R. Ross '52 

Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Business Manager William J. Nightingale *51 

Assistant Business Manager Robert E. Gray '53 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper '54 

Co-Advertising Managers Donald A. Buckingham '53, 

^ Frank G. Oswald '53 

Business Assistants Alfred A. Gass '54, Albert F. Lilley '54 


Directors .. Professor Athern P. Daggett, Mr. James A. Storer, 
Robert S. Spooner '51, William J. Nightingale '51, 
Roger W. Sullivan "52 

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M «eeond elaa» matter at the poat office at Brumwiek, Maine. The rabaeription rate 
t.,r year ia three (13) dollars. 

Interfraternity Sing Improvement 
Shown By Enthusiasm, Taste 

Because Bowdoin has the Meddiebempsters and a glee club 
of superior quality, we are known in many places as a singing 
college. But if we had only two singing groups, no matter how 
talented and well trained, one might say that our reputation is 
somewhat distant from the truth. There *is no doubt, however, 
that this reputation, already established, can only be confirmed 
in the minds of those who attended the Interfraternity Sing 
Preliminaries this week and who will hear the broadcast of the 
finals on the air tomorrow evening. 

Most of the students now in college have heard only a few of 
these competitions, but this year's performance far surpassed any 
of these few previous ones, and it was gratifying to learn that 
Professor Tillotson, who has witnessed many, was equally en- 
thusiastic in his commendation. But we should not direct our 
praise at the talent of the undergraduates, although that appar- 
ently does exist to a greater extent than most of us realized, but 
rather we should see in these performances signs of something 
greater for which Bowdoin is also noted : college spirit. 

Of course the word "spirit," when applied to that indefinable 
cohesive force in the college, has become a cliche and, because 
the word has become virtually meaningless, many people have 
come to believe thr.*. the force itself is also without much value, 
present in the singing this week, must certainly be acknowledged 
as a real and vital thing. It wasn't the "rah-rah" spirit of the 
superficial variety; it was genuine. 

One would be hard put to decide whether interest in the 
Glee Club is a larger factor in the success of the Interfraternity 
Sings than the interest and latent talent encouraged in interfra- 
ternity singing is in the success of the Glee Club, but certainly 
success of each of these is partially dependent on the other. For, 
although it may seem obvious, the interest and ability which 
these annual sings encourage are in evidence whenever tryouts 
for the Glee Club are held. 

If we were to select one person out of all the persons con- 
cerned to praise, that man would be Prof. Tillotson. His popular- 
ity goes without saying, but this is more than a case of a popular 
man inspiring respect and producing results from a group of un- 
dergraduates. His love of music and his zea[ {or perfection is 
contagious to such an extent that there is hardly a member of 
the college who does not leave Bowdoin with a« greater appreci- 
ation of music because of him. A striking example of how he 
can inspire could be seen in the fine job the student directors 
did in preparing their groups for the competition this year. Even 
granting the already present love of singing, there is a certain 
amount of lethargy which over-sFTadows any zeal of talent which 
must be contended with by any student director. 

In brief the performances were all good, in fact they evi- 
dently surpassed all expectation, thus leaving the judges in the 
unfortunate position of having to pick what they considered to 
be the best out of so many good groups. And with these se- 
lected groups singing tonight in the finals it is certain to be a 
"concert well worth attending. 

Ivy Committee' Explains Policy, 
Problems Of Planning Party 

As will be- noted bv both the article on the front page and by 
the Letter to the Editor on this page, the Ivy Committee in 
charge of next month's spring houseparty have produced 
substantial evidence of their well-organization and of their prog- 
ress in formulating plans for the annual party. 

In explaining their policies to the ORIENT, the Committee 
expressed justifiable doubts about attempting to poll the entire 
student body concerning the extent of the ticket price. They pre- 
ferred to follow the policy of seeking general student opinion 
through house representatives, a policy which despite its prac- 
tical purpose unfortunately left a large majority of the student 
body unaware of their plans. The Committee also displayed a 
thorough understanding of their problem and accordingly con- 
vinced the ORIENT of their good judgment in choosing a dance 
band in all consideration of expenses and of the success of the 
Winter Housparty dance. 

On the other hand, the ORIENT convinced the Ivy Com- 
mittee of the feasibility of avoiding such undergraduate com- 
plaints such as being left "uninformed and side-tracked" by 
seeking insurance for their important decisions in the form of 
advance publicity. 

The apparent unsuccess of the Ivy Committee's organization 
of their reDresentatives is not a new complaint on the Bowdoin 
rpmous: the ORIENT felt obliged to smother much similar 
rritTcisri against the Union Committee before the Winter House- 
partv since such would have only served to create much un- 
ntf^^rv and unoroductive bitterness. 

It is concluded that any such campus organization or com- 
mittee' m»v save itself unnecessary explanation and win much 
c"r»n~~r ->nd publicity bv confiding in the editorial board of the 
OR'ENT concerning such important decisions. 

The •**e*<~-*km made by President of the Class of '52 Merle 
4rt. J^'^nn. the chairman of the Ivy Committee, in his Letter to 
the Editor urged the formation of a special dance committee 
for the exorcs ournose of contracting dance bands on a year- 
round basis. This idea was termed excellent by all undergradu- 
ates thus far contacted by the ORIENT and it is sincerely hoped 
that such a policy will be effected at the beginning of the next 
scholastic year. 

Letter To The Editor 

TO the Editor 
Dear Sir: 

Since the ORIENT'S editorial 
last week had what seems to me 
some very unfair criticism, I would 
like to clarify the Ivy Committee's 
position and offer some construc- 
tive criticism. 

Since the Ivy Committee is 
practical, it has waited until the 
Campus Chest weekend was over 
and final plans for the whole Ivy 
program were completed before it 
made any formal announcements 
or presented any half cocked ideas 
that would be impossible and im- 
practical in the end. For example, 
since the Jazz Concert proved to 
be so successful at the charity 
weekend it is now to be a part of 
the Ivy program. 

In regard to consulting general 
student opinion, I think it would 
be rather foolish to try and have 
800 students have a finger in the 
pie while choosing a band. To get 
general opinion, the committee is 
composed of a Junior Class repre- 
sentative from each house who 
was asked to get ideas from 
around campus and who should 
surely be aware of some general 
College views. Thus along with the 
very helpful advice of Mr. Lan- 
caster, Jack Daggett, and Dick 
Drisko, who are well versed in 
running Bowdoin dances and 
formals, we went to work. 

Feeling that the last Winter 
Houseparty dance was one of the 
most successful here in recent 
years, we have tried to run Ivy 
along the same line. We felt that 
the general opinion on campus was 
to have a good dance band with- 
out a high price tag merely be- 
cause of its big name, and in 
selecting Ralph Stuart we felt we 
were presenting the fellows with 
this wish. Since Ivy is expensive 
enough without paying $8 or $9 
per ticket for a "Ralph Flanagan 
or Ray Anthony," we have tried 
by contacting all of the best 
known booking agents in the East 
plus getting references from 
people who have heard the bands 
considered to obtain the best avail- 
able dance band we could for a 
reasonable price. In fact the band 
chosen was suggested and recom- 
mended by Bowdoin students out- 
side of the committee. 

The Ivy Committee feels that 
it has followed general student 
opinion and has waited for the 
most practical and opportune 
time (a month before Ivy) to 
publicize and push the party. 

Concerning some constructive 
criticism, we have noted that in 
many colleges there is one com- 
mittee which gets together in the 
fall and chooses the bands for all 
of the parties for the forthcoming 
school year. Jack Daggett, Presi- 
dent of the Union Committee, has 
suggested that such a committee 
should be responsible for all dance 
arrangements year round here at 
Bowdoin. Thus for every party 
that comes along, instead of mak- 
ing a new committee learn the 
ropes including contacting agents, 
etc., it would seem much more 
practical if the Union Committee 
or some regular dance committee 
which had been in constant touch 
with agents and with the whole 
problem would pick the bands for 
all parties. This would also select 
the band for Ivy, and then it would 
let the Ivy Committee handle the 
rest of the arrangements as usual. 

The committee feels that this 
coming Ivy will be one of the big- 
gest that has ever been held here 
at Bowdoin, and it will work its 
hardest to make it one of the best. 
Sincerely yours, 
Merle Jordan '52 
Chairman of Ivy Committee 

From February 5, when this 
term began, through and including 
April 21, just one undergraduate 
has withdrawn from the college 
for any reason, out of 782 enrolled 
at the college. 


Wed.-Thur. April 26-26 




Evelyn Keyes - CHar+es Korvtn 

News Short Subjects 

FrL-Sat. April 27-28 


George Montgomery - 

Paula Corday 

News Short Subject 


April 29-SO-May 1 

Fred Astaire - Jane Powell 


News Cartoon 

Wed.-Thur. May t-S 



Charter Boyer - Linda Darnell 


Short Subject 

Storer Will Leave 
For Fulbright Work 
At End Of Semester 

James A. Storer, Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Economics at Bowdoin 
College, has been awarded a U. S. 
Government grant under the Ful- 
bright Act for the year 1951-52. 

Mr. Storer will work in the 
Philippine Islands, where he will 
be associated with the University 
of the Philippines and will con- 
duct research on the foreign trade 
of the Philippine Islands since 
1898, with particular reference to 
the problems involved in the 
transfer from Spanish to Amer- 
ican control and those arising in 
connection with the recent as- 
sumption of independence by the 
Philippines. Professor Storer's in- 
terest in the Philippines developed 
during the spring and summer of 
J.945, when he served in Manila as 
Supply Officer of the 63rd Con- 
struction Battalion. 

A graduate of Bard College in 
1943, he was with the Naval forces 
from that year until 1946 when he 
was separated with the rank of 
Lieutenant. He studied at Harvard 
from 1946 to 1948, when he receiv- 
ed his Master's degree and began 
his work with the Bowdoin fac- 
ulty. A native of Watertown, N.Y., 
he has attained a considerable rep- 
utation as a builder and operator 
of marionettes. 

Mr. Storer, who will only be on 
leave from Bowdoin, will accord- 
ingly plan to return to Bowdoin 
for the scholastic year 1952-3. 

Fraternity Sing Cup 
To Be Awarded This 
Evening In Mem. Hall 

[Continued from Page V] 
given here last December. 

The finals are to be recorded 
by BOTA and will be broadcast 
over WGAN, Portland, Thursday 
night at 10:30. The Meddiebemp- 
sters will sing during the inter- 

On both nights while the judges 
were deliberating, Professor Tillot- 
son gave brilliant piano renditions 
of several etudes and preludes by 
Chopin and Rachmaninoff. 

Professor Tillotson announced 
that, due to the loss of the records 
of last year's contest, the Presi- 
dent's Cup, usually presented to 
the fraternity which has shown 
the most improvement, will this 
year be given to the runner-up in 
the finals. 

Bates Boys Barricade 
Co-Eds Within Doras 

[Continued from Page 1) 
ciplinary action in the case. The 
Student Council also assumed re- 
sponsibility for collecting money 
to pay for damages incurred by 
college property, estimated at 
$250; and it will be responsible 
for the "return of items" which 
"disappeared'' during the "noc- 
turnal activities." 

The Student Council spokesman. 
President Prescott Harris, declar- 
ed, "We are more than satisfied 
with the agreement. We are 
thankful we have been given the 
opportunity to prove our leader- 
ship." The Council, he said, Is 
very happy to show that it can be 
an effective go-between on im- 
portant issues concerning the 
"boys" and the administration. 

When asked if the incident 
would affect the Mayorality Cam- 
paign which is due to get under- 
way shortly, President Phillips 
said that he doubted the faculty 
would take any prohibitive action. 
If there is a recurrence of 
"sir4ilar events," the Council will 
recommend severe disciplinary ac- 
tion against the men participating 
in the "fun." 

Old (hem. Building 
Presents New Problem 

[Continued from Page 1] 

the insurance, but after due con- 
sideration the committee decided 
against it," said Chairman Little. 

"Perhaps we're too conserva- 
tive," he added as an afterthought. 

The committee consists of Pro- 
fessors Alfred O. Gross and Alton 
R Gustafson from the Biology 
Department, Professors Myron H. 
Jeppesen and Noel C. Little of the 
Physics Department, Professor 
Norman L. Munn of the Psycholo- 
gy Department, and Professors 
Philip M. Brown and Morgan B. 
Cushing of the Grounds and Build- 
ings Committee. 


A canoe trip of 700 miles 
through the wilderness of 
northern Ontario to Hudson 
Bay. Rugged and exciting 
adventure for two full 
months, June 30-Sept. 5. 
Excellent trout fishing. 
Group limited to five. For 
further information, write 
Arthur R. Moffatt 

Norwich, Vermont 

Silk To Be Envoy At 
U.N.H* Inauguration 

Next Wednesday, April 25, 
President Sills will represent Bow- 
doin College at the inauguration 
of the new president at the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire, at Dur- 
ham, New Hampshire. 

Professor Van Cleve will repre- 


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President K. C. M. Sills at 
ed the annual Alumni Dinner in 
Washington last Wednesday at 
which many distinguished political 
figures were guest speakers. 

Among those present was Mr. 
Justice Burton of the Supreme 
Court and a graduate of the class 
of 1909 at Bowdoin. Also present 
were three U. S. Senators, namely 
—Owen Brewster of Maine "09, 
Margaret Chase Smith, the only 
woman Senator, and Paul Douglas 
of Illinois '13. The two congress- 
men present were Robert Hale of 
the 1st District '10, and Mr. Fel- 
lows of the 3rd District, a graduate 
of the University of Maine. 

The president of the association 
is Clarence Johnson '28, who is 
also the vice president of the 
Telephone Company. 

All the guests spoke briefly on 
current world topics. Senator Paul 
Douglas extended remarks empha- 
sizing tho need of a change in the 
moral attitude on the part of both 
the government and the public. He 
stated, also, that in the recent 
crime investigations the ethics of 
both the government and private 
industry should be higher. 

President Sills spoke briefly on 
the state of the college at the pre- 
sent time. 

President Sills said that the 
dinner was one of the gayest, wit- 
tiest and most pleasant he had 
ever attended. Including President 
Sills there were 86 guests. 

In the afternoon of April 18, 
President Sills listened to the de- 
bate of the Senate on the prepara- 
tion the government was making 
to evacuate Washington in case 
of an atomic bomb attack. 

President Sills returned on the 
"Federal" Wednesday evening in 
order to be present at the meeting 
of the Bowdoin Teachers of the 
State held at the Moulton Union 
on Thursday. 

Lmwwd Morrell Gets 
Statin Managership; 
n Is Director 

[Continued from Page J) 

technical equipment, as well as 
supervised the formulation of 
plans for the new station, which 
is rapidly nearing completion at 
this writing. 

The difficult position of Program 
Director was awarded to David C. 

Expansion Of Quota 
For Pledging Splits 
Amherst Fraternities 

[Continued from Page J) 

of seeing that all houses are fill- 

Chi Psi president Samuel S. 
Greene '51 pointed out that raising 
the quota now might set a danger* 
ous precendent. "In the future, 
houses might teH their 19 men 


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sent the University of Missouri 
and Dean Kendrick will represent 
the University of Rochester. The 
new president will be Dr. Robert 
F. Chandler who is a graduate of 
the University of Maine and who 
has a Bowdoin brother. 

Male drivers in 1950 were in- 

Dean '52, who also held this pos4- I ^. ***. because the quota will be 
tlon during the past year. Since it 
is on his shoulders that all pro- 
gram scheduling falls, both on- 
campus and off, it is to the distinct 
advantage of the Station that he 
has been chosen to continue in Iris 
present capacity. 

The Increasingly important 
position of Chief Engineer is how 
in the hands of Bruce Wald '53. 
Bruce has labored for the past 
few months to see that the techni- 
cal equipment, including the new 
transmitter, is up to broadcast 
qualifications, a job which suits 
him admirably for this position. 

Russell Kelleran '52 was elected 
Business Manager. Under the new 
station organization, he will also 
be in charge of the Publicity and 
Advertising , Departments; any- 
body who has ever tried to handle 
a job of this size will agree that 
this is one which is of the utmost 
importance, as he is now the 
Comptroller of The Exalted Purse, 

Bruce McGorrill *53 is now the 
organization's Chief Announcer. 
Since this is also the position that 
he has held in the past, it is 
gratifying to know that an ex- 
perienced speaker will be in charge 
of the all-important announcing 
staff, without which a radio studio 
cannot very well operate. 

With such a group of officers, 
it is earnestly hoped that any man 
who wishes to do any work with 
Bowdoin On the ASr will get in 
touch with the above-named men. 
There are unlimited openings, in 
every phase of the organization's 
activities, such as Sports, News, 
Drama, Music, Technical, etc., 
and the number of mien who 
support the organization will be 

volved In more than 90 percent of] the deciding factor when it comes out leaving the quota completely 
all U. S- automobile accidents. I to the quabty of the programs. 

raised in a few weeks and then 
they will be pledged. The result 
of this situation might be that 
some houses will not fill," he said. 
Seven presidents believed that a 
compromise was the only solution 
to the problem. A representative 
opinion was voiced by Alpha Delta 
Phi president Winston R. Hindle 
Jr. '52 who said, "The nearest 
possible balance should be reached 
between giving all freshmen an 
opportunity to join a house and 
keeping the weaker houses from 
pledging less men." The President 
of the Phi Alpha Psi house was 
the only one who felt that filling 
the houses was of primary import- 
ance. Theta Delta Chi's president 
felt that no compromise was 
necessary and that both problems 
could be resolved. 

Although it was generally 
agreed that the most important 
consideration was to see the quota 
set so that all freshmen would 
have a chance to join, there were 
problems raised as to the proced- 
ure to be taken in setting this 
quota. Eleven out of Amherst's 
thirteen fraternity presidents an- 
swered in the affirmative to the 
question "Should the Jeff Club be 
excluded when the quotas are 
figured?" The general feeling waa 
that to make for a more accurate 
quota the number of men interest- 
ed in fraternities should be divided 
by 13 ranker than dividing by 14, 
the number of men -interested in a 
social organization, as was the 
case this year. There was also a 
flaw suggested to be in this pro- 
posal. Freshmen who were inclined 
toward the Jeff Club could state 
their interest in fraternities and 
be counted in the quota. Then, at 
the last minute, they could putt 


^ Campus Interviews on Cigarette Tests 
Number 18 . . .THE RACCOON 

They can't trick an 
old grad like me!' 


\ \ Ohacfes of the roarin' Twenties! AU duded up in 

his ancient benny — but he has modem ideas on testing cigarette 
mildness! He's tried every *<juickie* cigarette test in 
the book - and they're not fooling him one bit! He knows for dang-sure that 
cigarette mildness can't be dtetennined by a cursory sniff or a single, quickly- 
dispatched puff. Hie doesn't have to go back to school to know that 
there is one real test- a test that dispels doubt, fixes fact 

It'n the sensible test . . . the 30-Day Camel Mildness Test, 
which asks you to try Camels as your steady smoke— on a pack- 
after-pack, day-after-day basis. No snap judgments needed. 
After you've eft joyed Camels — and only Camels — for 
30 days in yout "T-Zone" (T for Throat, T for Taste), wo 
believe you'll know why t. • 

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By Frank T. 


Excuses and explanations are not well received in most quarters 
even when they may represent the plain facts. However, facts are 
facts, and with this introduction, I would like to describe the sports 
events of the past three weeks, not to apologize for what may happen 
on the southern tour of our athletic teams, but as a means of report- 
ing what we can expect from our opponents. 

The baseball team, along with the tennis and golf squads have left 
for the annual trip to play the Little Three, Amherst, Wesleyan, and 
Williams, along with M.I.T. All of these colleges are roughly our 

size, and over the years we have proved to be their equals, and yet, 
with the exception of the baseball team, the prospects are not too 

The reason is two-fold. First, and really least important, since we 
are powerless to do anything about it, is the weather conditions that 
prevail in the Pine Tree State. Neither the golf team nor the tennis 
team has been able to practice for two consecutive days. The second 
factor is muoh more significant; the little three colleges and M.I.T. 
all take tennis and golf more seriously than we do. 

This is not to say that the members of the two squads and their 
respective first year coaches, Sam Ladd and Jim Browning, have not 
worked hard and taken their games seriously, for all fourteen men 

MacFaydenmen Edge Maine, Top Colby To Sweep 
State Preseason Spring Exhibition Baseball Series 

Audet, Bishop Halt Mules 
5-2; Colby Runs Unearned 

Colby's Mutes received me foil treatment from the Polar 
Bears last Saturday afternoon as they were downed, 5-2, in a 
game played on tfce cold expanses of Pickard Field before a 
small, wind-swept crowd. 

It was Louis Audet for seven 
innings and Art Bishop for two on 
the hill for the Polar Bears, with 
Audet gaining credit for the win, 
his second of the season against 
no losses. 

Audet was as tough to hit as 
ever during his tenure on the 
mound for the Polar Bears, but Ms 
control was not quite up to snuff, 
and he issued eight walks in sev- 
en innings and hit one batsman 
although he gave up only one run, 
that one an unearned run com- 
ing as a result of an error by the 
Bowdoin infield. 

The principal contributor to the 
Bowdoin victory was their three- 
run third hming when, a'Jter Au 

who are making the trip have earned their way. The lack of serious 

ness is more on the part of the student body as a whole. Perhaps it is j det had opened by grounding out 
as it should be, — but at Williams, for example, tennis is considered an j to first, Johnny McfGovern beat 
important sport, and golf is equally enthusiastically pursued. Here, 
few people, unfortunately, know who make up the rosters of the re- 
spective teams, and most don't seem to care. 

Baseball is, as it should be, the big sport in springtime. But this 
does not mean that the other sports, and it is about time that I in- 
clude track, should suffer. Instead they would all do well with -more 

interest and backing. As for tennis and golf, if more people got out j a well stroked hot liner into center 
and tried the game themselves, they might find either, or both, much 
more enjoyable and interesting than they thought at first. And these 
two sports can be played after college life; while baseball is a game 
more restricted to schools and professional teams. 

Williams and Amherst have indoor tennis courts, aside from their 
indoor cages, Wesleyan and M.LT. have had better weather to prac- 
tice in than the Polar Bears. Two rather green and inexperienced 
teams will be playing in this Southern trip. 

The baseball team, despite the Maine weather, seems to be in good 
shape and may fare well on this trip. The only trouble that Danny 
MacFayden's men may, and probably will encounter, is a shortage 
of pitchers. Louie Audet and Art Bishop have seen considerable serv- 
ice in the three exhibition games, and have looked very impressive, for 
so early in the year. Merle Jordan has also pleased the Deacon, but 
Jim Hebert and Ronnie Lagueux are still a little green. Maybe the 
warm weather will loosen up the arms of the Polar Bears' hurlers 
and they'll not be hard pressed. At any rate, the club has looked good 
so far, so there no reason to anticipate a relapse. 

Chesterfield Quiz 
Remains Unanswered 

Because no one was called on to 
answer the questions which were 
asked for the first week of the 
Chesterfield Telephone Quiz, the 
prize of one carton of Chesterfields 
will be added to this week's prize. 

That is a prize well worth winning. 
The same questions which were 
asked last week will be asked 
again this week. 


When was the town of Bruns- 
wick, Maine first settled? 

Who gave the chimes in the 
Chapel ? • 

Who was the first instructor at 
Bowdoin to use a blackboard? 

Hint: See last week's ORIENT. 

out a slow roller to the shortstop. 
Ray Petterson was foiled oh his 
bid for a hit when first baseman 
Archie Armstrong of the Mules 
came up with his hit grounder on 
a nice play, McGovern moving on 
to second. Art Bishop then lined 

for a single, McGovern scoring, 
and Art moving to second on the 
throw-in to home by the Colby 
center fielders. The situation re- 
peated itself when Andy Lano 
drilled an equally hot liner into 
center, scoring Bishop, Andy go- 
ing to second on the throw home. 
Bobby Graff pumped a single into 
left scoring Lano before Mr. Arm- 
strong completed his personal re- 
tirement of the side with another 
unassisted putout, this time off 
the bat of Freddy Flemming. 
Prior to that, the Polar Bears 
had tallied one run in the second 
on Lano's walk, sfeal of second, 
and scored on Freddy Flemming's 
grounder which took a bad hop 
past the shortstop into left field. 
An insurance run was added in 
the eighth inning when Bishop 
singled, stole second, went to 
third on Lano's long fly to right, 
and scored on a delayed steal after 
Fred Flemming, who had walked, 
deliberately got himself trapped 
between first and second in an at- 
tempt to foul up the Colby in- 

A walk to lead off hitter Dick 
Hawes in the seventh, a ground 

out, Hawes' 

steal of third, and an 

The link is strong 

The telephone forms an important link 

In our program of defense. . 

It speeds the urgent, vital calls 

Of government, industry, 

The armed forces and civil defense. 

And the link it forms is strong. 

Since the end of World War II, 

Over thirteen million new telephones 

Have been added to the Bell System. 

Billions of dollars have been spent 

For new equipment of all kinds. 

The quality and scope of service 

Have constantly improved. 

It's a good thing 

The telephone has grown— 

It is now better equipped 

For the big job of defense* 

error gave Colby their only run off 
Audet even though he was able to 
set the side down in order only 
one time, the sixth inning. Off 
Bishop in the ninth two hits, 
sandwiched around a ground out 
and climaxed by another of five 
Bowdoin errors of the afternoon. 

As the regular season games 
are abeut to get under, the 
Polar Bears can look for improve- 
ment into two departments pri- 
marily, one being the weather 
conditions in which they have to 
play, the other being their field- 
ing. A quick check at the box 
scores of the two games reported 
in this issue of the ORIENT will 
reveal a total of nine errors in 
these two games alone. That is 
not championship baseball, and 
there will be days when close 
games can be decided by just one 
such lapse. Neither of Colby's runs 
were earned, and had the Polar 
Bear hitting been a shade less 
timely, that could have been the 
ball game right there. 

With the absence of Jim Decker 
from the scene, Andy Lano played 
his third position in as many 
games against the Mules, this time 
playing the hot corner after one 
game in left and one at second. 
He made an error on a double play 
attempt while throwing to second, 
but he did start one round-the- 
horn DP and handled all the 
ground balls hit to him nicely in- 
cluding several well hit, difficult 
chances. Along with handy Andy, 
Johnny McGovern made two pret- 
ty catches of long drives to left 

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For imii p t tt* com-age of the 
big four game spring baseball, 
tennis, and golf trips, be sore to 
read the sport* page of the 
ORIENT next week where each 
match and game wtH be report- 
ed individually and completely 
by the OMENT uports staff. 

and possessed an excellent hook 
center'and righTwnYeTto Ve^p" \ h + ot g* fS»S!S| a , rare q " al " 

the pitchers from serious difficul 

The Polar Bears only made five 
hits, but, as against Maine, they 
were able to bunch them nicely, 
and make the most out of them. 
Only player to get two was Art 
Bishop with McGovern, Lano, and 
Bobby Graff completing the list. 
The Mules were held to only four 
safeties, but left fourteen men on 
the bases due to the generous sup- 
ply of free tickets to first- offered 
them by the Bowdoin pitching 

By taking this contest, the Pol- 
ar Bears have swept their three 
Maine opponents, Bates^ Maine, 
and now the Mules, in that order. 
Unfortunately, from the Bowdoin 
standpoint, these games are not 
figured in the standings for the 
state series; they are regarded as 
merely pre-season exhibition 
games and will count for nil. AH 




Three- Year Day Course 
Four- Year Evening Coarse 


Member of Assn. of American Law Schools 

Kappa Sigs Shoot For Total Point 
Cup After Banner Winter Season 

Coming with a vengeance throughout the winter interfra- 
ternity sports season. Kappa Sigma has moved to within a 
stone's throw of the Sigma Nu lead for the Interfraternity Total 
Point Cup, awarded annually to the fraternity who can amass 
the highest number of points throughout the various interfra- 
ternity athletic seasons. 

Although they weren't able to 
collect any points from the tag- 
football competition, the Kappa 
Sigs won the championships in 
two of the three winter leagues, 
basketball and bowling, and many 
think that only a trick of fate kept 
them from doing better than 
fourth in the volley ball league. 

Playing brilliant basketball all 
season, the Kappa Sig basketeers 
swept by all opposition during the 
recent campaign, beating the 
Dekes 4Z-42 in their semi-final 
matoh and romping over the Sig- 
ma Nu quintet by a 46-34 margin 
to cop the title. Top players with 
the Kappa Sigs were Dan Gulez- 
ian and Jackie Cosgrove. Gulezian 
was a bulwark off the backboards 

MatTicnlants must be ("oiler* graduate* 

and present fall transcript of 

College Record 


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Registrar Fordham University 

School of Law 

ft Broadway, New York 7. N. Y. 


ity in any basketball player. Cos 
grove was a fancy Dan playmaker 
who did plenty of scoring and set 
up innumerable points with his 
tricky ballhandling. Also among 
the strong men in the Kappa Sig 
livery were Norm Lebel, who was 
a good scorer all season, Johnny 
Rowe, possessor of a dead set shot 
and a good team player, and Jim 
Coneilan; another good team man 
and all around player. Many Kap- 
pa Sigs attribute, as a principal 
contributor toward their success, 
theiu strong bench which could* be 
inserted into the lineup without 
loss of effectiveness to the team. 
Claude Bonang, Bill Whiting, and 
Roland Ware were just such play- 

The interfraternity champions 
in bowling were these same Kap- 
pa Sigs led by Johnny Rowe and 
Tom Magoun. Johnny had the sea- 
son's high for a string with a 139 
total, and Tom started off the final 
round with a back-breaking 128 
against the Sigma Nu's bowlers, 
and the Harpswell Street boys 
went on to hand their adversaries 
a stinging defeat by a margin of 
74 pins to take the championship. 
Other top bowlers on the Kappa 
Sig squad were Ag Pappanikou, 
Bill -Boyle, and Al Mann, all of 
whom were effective in bringing 
about the Kappa Sig victory. 
• The volley ball squad went into 

intra-state games from here in, 
however, are considered as regu- 
lar season games and will count 
toward the series crown. 

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the playoffs winner of 34 straight 
ball games and heavy favorites to 
take the crown and sweep the 
winter series. In 1948, the KS 
team was New England cham- 
pion, last year the interfraternity 
champs, and this year, they went 
into the playoffs undefeated. With 
their players participating in 
three playoffs, some of the boys 
had participated in the bowling 
series play\>ffs in the afternoon 
and were playing in the basketball 
playoffs at the same time. Fatigue 
and conflict of contests finally 
caught up with the pressing play- 
ers, and they were knocked off in 
both their semi-final and consola- 
tion roundsi against the Sigma 
Nu's, sporting three separate ball 
clubs, each fresh for its particular 
sport, and the DU's respectively. 
If they had done as expected in 
the volley ball league, they would 
almost a sho* in for the trophy, 
since they would have picked up 
five points instead of the one they 
got, putting them a point up on 
the Sigma Nu's, 15-19. Now they 
are second to their rivals from 
over on Maine Street by a 14-11 
point tally. The Kappa Sigs have 
showed considerable promise in 
the softball wars this spring as 
they pounded out a 23-3 victory 
over the ATO's while the Sigma 
Nu's have been defeated. If the 
Kappa Sigs can finish first in the 
softball playoffs, they will win the 
trophy unless the Sigma Nu's get 
some points. A second for the 
Kappa Sig dub will give them a 
tie with Sigma Nu if the latter 
fail to score in the softball cam- 
paign. Toughest opposition for the 
KS ball club is expected from the 
Chi Psi's with such boys as 
Charlie Bennett at short, big 
George Murphy in the outfield, 
Lin MacArthur at first, and Carl 
Vanderbeek on the mound. 

Concert To Be Given 
By Choral Society 

[Continued from Page 7] 

in the sense that they employ im- 
itation and counterpoint— certain- 
ly a far cry in form from the fu- 
gues of Johann Sebastian Bach. 
These little "tunes" are beautiful, 
yet non-pretentious. 

The second half of the program 
is entirely devoted to a more mod- 
ern choral work— Gabriel Faure's 
Requiem Mass. This composition, 
better-known than those on the 
first half of the program, may be 
considered late romantic. 

The combination of the old with 
the new in this concert presents a 
well-rounded program consisting 
of first-rate music — a concert not 
to be missed. 


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your estimate! 
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Jordan Pitches Shutout Ball 
In Relief, Nips Maine 6-5 

The Polar Bears continued on their winning ways last Wed- 
nesday as they squeaked out a narrow 6-5 victory over the 
Black Bears of Maine in a chilly, closely contested game 
at Orono. 

For Bowdoin, it was Jim Hebert 
and Merle Jordan who turned 
back the Maine nine with a com- 
bined six-hit performance while 
the visiting White picked up their 
six runs by. bunching nine safeties 
into two three-run outbursts off of 
pitcher Hank Woodbrey. Hebert 
had good stuff and speed during 
the fray, but his control was sub- 
ject to occasional bad spells, and 
he yielded all the Maine runs. 
Merle Jordan, taking over in the 
sixth was shaky in that inning, but 
he grew rapidly stronger, capping 
his brilliant relief stint by setting 
down the heavy end of the Maine 
batting order, Chamard, Clark, 
and White, in one-two-three fash- 
ion to end the ball game. Of those 
three hitters, Clark hit the ball 
most solidly in the ninth, a weak 
tap to Andy Lano at second base 
which caused the all-purpose Polar 
Bear slugger to hustle to prevent 
Clark from reaching. Chamard 
tapped out weakly to Merle, and 
White was a strike-out victim of 
the lanky twirler, thus bringing 
his workmanshiplike Job to a fit- 
ting close. 

The Polar Bear attack was 
sparked by their ability to hit in 
bunches plus their utilizing of 
helpful Maine errors., The first 
three-run outburst came in the 
third inning when a Decker lead- 
off single to right was followed 
up by Johnny McGovern's two-out 
double to left down the line push- 
ing Jim to third. Wally Bartlett 
then slammed a ground ball single 
to center to send two runs scurry- 


ISO Maine Street Brunswick 

Track Team Trails At 
UVM, Outpoints MIT 
In Triangular Meet 

Finishes Second; Lou 
Woods Wins Three lsts 
In Weight Division 

The first outdoor track meet of 
the season for the Polar Bears 
was held last Saturday afternoon 
at Burlington, Vermont, and the 
Bowdoin tracksters were beaten 
by the University of Vermont al- 
though they did manage to out- 
point the MIT runners, finishing 
second in the meet. 

The score of the meet was 64 
for the Vermont aggregation, 55 
for the Polar Bears, and 46 for 
the MIT men. For Bowdoin, it 
was a repeat of their last year's 
performance in this meet although 
the University of Vermont and 
MIT changed places, the MIT 
group having won the meet, held 
at MIT last season. With this in 
mind, it cannot be taken as signifi- 
cant for the defending New Eng- 
land champions since they manag- 
ed to win the title last year after 
having been beaten in this same 
meet against these same two 

The tide of battle was turned 
in favor of the Vermonters when 
they were able to take three out 
of four places in the javelin throw, 
good for points sufficient to put 
them over the top into the win- 
ner's circle. 

Both Vermont and Bowdoin 
boasted triple winners in the meet, 
the Polar Bears' big point man be- 
ing big Lou Wood, weight man 
making a gallant bid to fill the 
shoes of last year's New England 
weight kings, Al Nicholson in the 
shot and discus, and John Sabas- 
teanski, who won the title in the 
hammer throw. Lou came through 
on top on all three of these 
events, heaving the shot a flat 43 
feet, tossing the discus 125 feet, 
10 inches, and slinging the ham- 
mer a winning 131 feet, 8 inches. 

This was a great single triumph 
for the big Theta Delta President 
but not sufficient to bring home 
the bacon for the big White since 
Billy Howard, ace dash and field 
events man for the Vermonters 
matched Lou's point output by 
copping the" 100 and 220 yard 
dashes and the broad jump, travel- 
ling the 100 in a fast 9.8 seconds, 
the 220 in 22.3, and jumping an 
incredible 26 feet, 6% inches to 
win that event irt a walk, or per- 
haps we should say a leap. 

ing across the plate, and Wally 
went around to third himself when 
Art Bishop sent a scorching single 
into right field. Clean-up hitter 
Andy Lano climaxed the inning 
with a hot double to rightcenter to 
send Bartlett with the final run of 
the inning. 

In the fifth, after Maine had 
tied up the game in their half of 
«he third, the Polar Bears went to 
work on Mr. Woodbrey again, 
scoring three more runs and fea- 
turing another smash down the 
third base line by McGovern and 
hits by Bishop and Lano, aided 
and abetted by Black Bear bob- 

Maine again came back, scoring 
two more runs in their half of the 
fifth, but those three by Bowdoin, 
plus the capable pitching in the 
clutch of the above mentioned Mr. 
Jordan, were sufficient to put the 
Polar Bears into the victor's cir- 
cle for the second time in as many 
starts in the youthful season. 

Top hit producers for the Polar 
Bear cause were Johnny McGov- 
ern, with those blasts down the 
left fleM line for a total base oat- 
put of three, Art Bishop's two 
singles, and Andy Lano's per- 
formance equalling that of Mc- 
Govern, a single and double. Fred- 
dy, Flemming, Captain Jim Decker, 
and Wally Bartlett, with his two 
run single, completed the safe 
hitting for the visitors. In addition 
to his solid single to center to open 
the third, Captain Decker turned 
in a graceful job at the hot corner 
to aid the Bowdoin cause. 

Before the game, when Danny 
MacFayden told Andy Lano that 
he would team with shortstop Cor- 
by Wolfe around second base, the 
deacon added that before the sea- 
son was over, Bowdoin's answer 
to Billy Goodman would have pa- 
trolled every position on the dia- 
mond. Handy Andy is off to a 
good start in that direction. 
Against Bates, he was in left field; 
when Roger Levesque turned up 
with a, lame back, and Freddy 
George checked in with his bad 
shoulder aching, the dark-com- 
plected slugger moved over to 
keystone position easily, playing 
there as though it was his life- 
time work. 

To" add a gross nrisunderstate- 
ment, it was cold at Orono. The 
little^town just north of Bangor 
was subjected to a blasting 
breeze, a heavy overcast, and arc- 
tic temperatures. It was no pic- 
nic for anyone dressed for base- 
ball, playing or watching. About 
the only sport that could have 
prospered in such weather would 
be kite-flying, and only that if the 
flyer didn't freeze his digits trying 
to hang on to the string. Even the 
usually intent Mr. MacFayden had 
to surrender to the elements dur- 
ing the game and gave those in at- 
tendance with a sprinting exhibi- 
tion, out to right field and back, in 
an effort to keep warm. 

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well as being a Jazz Band, and in 
this respect they will welcome any 
and all suggestions and ideas. 

The band also wishes to express 
their appreciation to the various 
fraternity houses that have allow- 
ed them to rehearse. 

Jay vees Triumph 

In their first contest of the 
year, the Bowdoin College Jayvee 
baseballers nipped the South 
Portland Capers 5 to 4. 

Although managing but four 
hits, the Jayvees squeezed out a 
one run decision for their first 
victory of the year. Behind only 
once, the Polar Cubs quickly over- 
came their first inning one run 
disadvantage with two in the third 
inning and three runs in the 
fourth. The first two runs were 
secured on a single, a walk, and 
three South Portland errors off of 
Millard Ellis, first South Portland 
pitcher. The last three runs were 
collected from Dave Morrow on 
two hits, a hit batsman, and an 
error. Bowdoin's pitching chores 
were divided between southpaw 
Paul Clifford who gave up all four 
South Portland runs, and Ronnie 
Lagueux, ,sophomore righthander 
who pitched the last three score- 
less innings. 

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JPAUL REVERE, JR. '53, left, holds a silver spectacle case which 
once belonged to his great-great-great grandfather. Prof. Philip C. 
Beam, Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Museum of Fine 
Arts, is holding another momento, a ladle. 

Paul Revere Jr. 
" Old Paul" At 

Last Thursday, Paul Revere Jr. 
'53, celebrated the 176th anniver- 
sary of the famous midnight ride 
of his great-great-great-grand- 
father, Paul Revere, by visiting 
the Bowdoin Museum of Fine Arts 
where he was shown a painting of 
his famous relative as well as a 
silver spectacle case and silver 
ladle which once belonged to him. 

While Prof. Philip C. Beam, di- 
rector of the museum, was show- 
ing the articles to Paul Revere Jr., 
he commented that probably the 
best painting of Paul Revere is 
now in the Boston Museum. Paul 
Jr. then came up with an interest- 
ing story concerning the back- 
ground of the painting. It seems 
that for years the famous painting 
by John Copley had "kicked" 
around the house and attic. Paul's 
father and uncle had used it as a 
target for dart-games until it was 
finally recognized as a great work 
of art by one of America's fore- 
most portrait painters. Professor 
Beam promised to look for tho 
"pin holes" in the canvass when 
he again visits the Boston Museum. 

Although Paul is a direct des- 
cendant of the famous patroit, the 
exact relationship is not certain. 
Paul believes that he is descended 
from his ancestor's eighth son. 

Planned ROTC Unit At 
Colby To Be Required 

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gram will also permit students to 
continue their academic work and 
at the same time train for military 

"The changing regulations " in 
Selective Service have brought 
about confusion among the stu- 
dents and the ROTC program as- 
sures deferment for all students 
enrolled in the air force program. 
That security will enable an un- 
dergraduate to pursue both his 
academic and military courses with 
vigor and confidence." 

During World War II, the 21st 
College Training Detachment, 
operated by the army, was housed 
by Colby. 

Paul Revere had 14 children. 

While the connection is rather 
remote, it was another Bowdoin 
man, Henry W. Longfellow, who 
commemorated Paul Revere's ride 
in his famous poem of that name. 

Speeding on U. S. streets and 
higHWays last year injured 475,500 
men, women, and children. 

Me. Eligibility High 
For Deferment Test 

A recent survey of the Maine 
colleges showed that slightly over 
half of the men students attending 
these four schools are eligible to 
take the Selective Service College 
Qualification Test. 

The survey which checked 
Bates, Colby, and Maine besides 
Bowdoin disclosed that 2.666 stu- 
dents or around 56 per cent of the 
male enrollment can take the test 
if they wish to. 

Of this number 1,150 are seniors 
who won't take the tests unless 
they plan to go on to graduate 
school and wish to be deferred be- 
cause of this. 

Among those who will not take 
the test are 1,052 students who 
are deferred because of previous 
military service. Also not planning 
to take the test are 499 Univer- 
sity of Maine upperclassmen who 
are enrolled in the advanced 
ROTC course there. 

Compared with the rest of the 
country Maine has a larger per- 
centage of students eligible to 
take the Qualification Test. Of the 
1,059,000 'men students in Ameri- 
can colleges around 624,000 are 
deferred because of Advanced 
ROTC or prior military service. 
This leaves just 435,000 or well 
below half who can take the defer- 
ment tests. 

Job Interviewers Busy 
On Campus This Week 

Mr. Samuel Ladd Jr., director of 
the Placement Bureau, announced 
the employment interviews which 
were held this week and others to 
be held in the near future. 

Mr. Leo Bombard of the 
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York 
was on campus Monday evening 
interviewing seniors for employ- 
ment in his company. Also inter- 
viewing men for jobs Monday was 
Mr. Lesley Allen a representative 
from the Glenn Falls Insurance 
Co. of Glenn Falls, N> Y. 

Giving interviews on Tuesday 
for the Etna Casualty and Surety 
Co. was Mr. T. Shaw. Mr. Robert 
McCoum of the Vic Chemical Co. 
of New York and Mrs. Louise 
Hicks of the American Optical Co. 
of Southbridge, Mass. were on 
campus today interviewing men. 

In the near future the Insurance 
Company of North America, The 
United States Rubber Company, 
John Hancock Insurance Company 
of Boston, Mass., The Etna. Group 
Insurance Company of Hartford, 
Conn., and the W. R. Grayson 
Company of New York will have 
representatives on campus. 

Speeding on U. S. streets and 
highways last year killed 13,300 
men, women, and children. 

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Annual Commencement 
Play To Be Staged 

On Art BuiM. Steps 

In dedication to the late Prof. 
Stanley Perkins Chase the Masque 
and Gown will stage the Shake- 
spearean play, "Richard n." on the 
evening before Commencement, 
Friday, June 15, at 9 p.m. on the 
terrace of the Art Building. 

This staging of "Richard II" is 
the first since the spring of 1934, 
at which time it was directed by 
the late Professor Chase, and this 
repeat performance is dedicated in 
his memory. 

A play of this kind is seldom put 
on because of the tremendous cost, 
the variety of costume, and the 
large sized cast, but "Richard II" 
contains some of the most beauti- 
ful poetry by Shakespeare. It is 
essentially a one character play 
despite the fact that the conflict 
between Richard II and this suc- 
cessor, Henry IV, commonly known 
as Bollngbroke, is a steady part of 
the plot. 

Richard's part is about twice as 
big as any of the other parts, which 
indicates that Shakespeare had 
more interest in the fall of Richard 
II than in the rise of Henry IV. 
The major theme is the danger of 
overthrowing authority, especially 
if that authority is God given. 
Richard II is a pathetic character 
rather than a strong one and the 
qualities which may interest the 
audience the most are his wit and 
his command of effective and color- 
ful language rather than his 
strength of character. 

In casting the play it was neces- 
sary to use individual actors in sev- 
eral parts in order to reduce the 
number of actors required. Donald 
Dennis '51, as Richard; Charles 
Forker '51, as Bolingbroke; Ray- 
mond Rutan '51, as the Duke of 
York; Vincent Gookin '52, a John 
of Gaunt; Peter Powell 54, as 
Aumerle; Todd Callihan '54, as 
Bagot; Chalmers MacCormick '52, 
as Northumberland; and William 
Ingraham '51, as Scroop; and Don- 
ald Carlo '51, as a groom, will re- 
main in these parts throughout the 

Lawrence Spector '54, will play 
Mowbray, Salisbury, and a soldier; 
Peter Laselle '53 will play Bushy, a 
lord, and will be stage manager'as 
well; David Conrod '51 will play 
Green and a gardener; Jack Hone 
'52 will play a soldier and Percy; 
Robert Corliss '51 will play Ross 
and Exton; Paul Selya '52 will play 
Willoughby and a soldier; Rupert 
Clark '51 will play Fitzwater, a sol- 
dier and a Welsh captain; Richard 
Drisko '51 will play the Bishop of 
Carlisle, and a soldier; Paul Cos- 
tello '51 will play the Abbot of 
Westminster and the Lord Mar- 
shall; Edward Cogan '51 will play 
a gardener, a jailer, and a soldier. 

With as much doubling and even 
tripling of parts one of the greatest 
problems in presenting the play 
on the Art Building terrace will be 
allowing for changes in costumes 
and makeup without interrupting 
the flow of the play. It will also 
require considerable skill from the 
actors to change their character- 

Four of the five actresses have 
played for ; the Masque and Gown 
before in Shakespearean plays. 
Mrs. Daggett as the Queen was 
last seen as Isabella in "Measure 
for Measure" staged last June, 
Mrs. Graham as the Duchess of 
Gloucester played the Queen in 
"Hamlet" in 1937 and in 1939. Mrs. 
Thalheimer as the Duchess of York 
played Hermoine in "The Win- 
ter's Tale" in 1943, and Miss Cyn- 
thia Webb as "a lady" played 
Maria in "Twelfth Night" in 1949. 

Camera Club Prize 
Contest To Be Held 
During This Month 

The Camera Club will hold its 
annual photo prize contest this 
month, with cash prizes totaling 
$25.00 to be awarded. Club presi- 
dent Roy W. Nickerson "51 an- 
nounced today. 

The last of this week a bulletin 
board will be placed in the lounge 
of the Moulton Union. As in the 
past, there will be no formal en- 
try procedure, but each contest- 
ant will select those photographs 
which he wishes to enter and pin 
them on the board himself. If 
there is not space on the board, 
it will be permissable to place 
larger, mounted prints on the 
nearby window seats. 

While there are no definite rules 
as to number of entries or size, it 
was found last year that enlarge- 
ments of 5 x 7 inches or larger, 
mounted, displayed the picture 
to best advantage. Snapshots, un- 
mounted, however, received equal 
attention from the judges. A max- 
imum of five photographs is sug- 
gested as enough for each contest- 
ant. Name of entrant and title of 
photo should be written on tho 
back of the picture, and may be 
labeled on front if desired, on a 
detachable label. Color photos will 
not be accepted. 

The pictures will be removed' 
from the Union on May 10th and 
taken to the judges. Stephen Mer- 
rill '35 of the Merrill Studio, will 
again be judge, and a second 
judge, from the faculty, will be 
chosen soon. 

Prizes will be $10.00 for the best 
picture entered; two first prizes 
of $5.00 and two second prizes of 
$2.50 each will be awarded in two 
classes, "general" and "action." 
Entrants should label their en- 
tries as to which class is their 
photograph. General includes 
scenery, still life, protraiture and 
architectural studies. Action 
would include any photo whose 
theme depends on the action de- 
picted, such as animals, athletics 
and the like. 

The award money was appropri- 
ated by the Camera Club for this 
purpose by the Student Union 

All of these actresses have played 
in other Shakespearean plays as 
well. Both Mrs. Daggett and Mrs. 
Graham are former professionals 
and Mrs. Thalheimer who played 
in the production of Richard II in 
1934 is the Director of Dramatics 
at Brunswick High School. 

The other "lady" will be played 
by Mrs. Carlo, making her first 
appearance for the Masque and 

The veteran Shakespearean play- 
ers among the men are Charles 
Forker, Edward Cogan, Rupert 
Clark, Robert Corliss, Donald Den- 
nis, and Richard Drisko. Of the 
other men Gookin, Rutan, Powell, 
Spector, Hone and Costello have 
all appeared in important parts in 
recent Masque and Gown produc- 
tions. Laselle was also stage mana- 
ger for "Petticoat Fever" staged 
last fall. Ingraham has played 
some small parts in several previ- 
ous Masque and Gown productions. 
Carlo, Cogan, and Ingraham were 
all members of the playwriting 
course last fall. 

The Shakespearean play, Rich- 
ard II, will be staged the evening 
before commencement, Friday, 
June 15, at 9 p.m. on the terrace 
of the Art Building if the weather 
permits. The tickets will be about 
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Making Book 

Modern Literary Characters, by 
In Wallach; (Henry 8onunan, 
New York, $2.00.) 

This is a hilariously funny book; 
many volumes have been written 
about the various odd "types" of 
stories that people write, and foist 
off on the poor unsuspecting 
American public, but this little 
work by Ira Wallach, (and it is 
only 134 pages) accomplishes its 
objective very neatly, not to men- 
tion bitingly. Mr. Wallach, when 
he wrote this, not only had his 
tongue in his cheek, but he had 
his whole jaw over-balancing his 

In "Hopalong-Freud," the 
author wades into modern litera- 
ture with scalpel, axe and shotgun. 
The resultant super-efficient may- 
hem will very probably bring forth 
screams of anguish from the vari- 
ous specific authors whom Wallach 
attacks, but every scream from an 
author will be only a symbol stand- 
ing for an infinitely larger number 
of quiet guffaws from the people 
who have had to read these 
authors' output of literature. For 
instance, all modem authors who 
have chosen the Second World 
War as their own particular liter- 
ary stamping-ground will have no 
difficulty In recognizing their 
characters in the personage of a 
certain sixty-year-old Pfc. who 
drinks his Citronella '06 straight 
and true. Also, a certain poetic 
dramatist with a penchant for be- 
fore-dinner social gatherings will 
probably scream quite loud when 
he reads of the trials and travails 
of one Sir Aubrey Hopalong-Freud, 
who just by chance is a psychia- 
trist at a cocktail party. 

However, it is in the noble do- 
main of Science that Mr. Wallach 
really reveals his talent for the 
well-turned, cutting characteriza- 
tion. Chapter Four, entitled "Di- 
apetics" will doubtless cause L. 
Ron Hubbard to revolve fiercely 
in his feather bed, he being still 
alive. Especially when the afore- 
mentioned reads that Mr. Wallach 
defines "Diapetics" as follows: "Di- 
apetics is the modern science of 
the mind which enables everybody 
to cure everybody else of every- 
thing, just by reading this 

book " And in Chapter Seven 

("Worlds in Collusion") the very 
respected Immanuel Velikovsky 
will steam when he reads that, 
according to his own theories, 
Mr. Wallach has successfully 
explained why the American 
people constructed a 1,000-mile 
railroad to cover a 52-mile 
distance. Mr. Wallach says that 
the solution is easy: "Since 
this railroad did not curve, this 
otherwise fantastic error went 
completely unnoticed. This rail- 
road still functions." 

All in all, it is doubtful whether 
a more biting satirical critique of 
certain modern authors and a 
great deal of stock book-charac- 
ters will be published for, as the 
Great Sachem says: "Many 

BEAGLE, by A E. van Vogt, 
(Simon ft Schuster, New York; 

This latest volume, the fourth 
in Simon ft Schuster's "Science- 
Fiction Adventure Series," tells 
the story of the strangest explora- 
tion ever made by man. Also, this 
is one of the few— and they are 
very few — science-fiction stories in 
which super weapons are present- 
ed to the reader so plausibly that 
they seem dull. 

Briefly, the book is concerned 
with a scientific exploration ship 
the Space Beagle, which is wan- 
dering about a large number of 
light-years away from Earth in an 
investigation of alien cultures. The 
ship starts out in an entirely 
different frame of mind from when 
it returns. At the take off the 
personnel aboard evidently expect 
the flight to be exceedingly 
routine, but their narrow outlook 
is soon, and radically, changed. 
For they all represent one basic 
failing: all of mem, save one, is 
a specialist in his own field, and 
all of them feel that their scienti- 
fic exploration can never have any 
military overtones. 

However, in fast succession they 
encounter four different life-forms 
so utterly alien to our own that 
each time they are almost beaten 
back by them. Of course, each 
time they conquered; they grad- 
ually learn by their mistakes, and 
all become a great deal better and 
more open-minded men for it. . 

As a science-fiction novel, this 
Is good reading, perhaps superior 
to most. However, as a specific 
type of satire, this book stands 
very high in the field. By now, 
most people have come to realize 
that the aim of the science-fiction 
writer, for the most part, is not 
merely to send some dull-witted 
friend out on a voyage with so 
many atomic-super-disintegrators 
in his galaxy-spanning space 
cruiser as to make him invincible 
against any man or beast that may 
stumble in his way. Far from it- 
The basic aim of this book is to 
reveal how a large group of people, 
when inevitably presented with 
what looks like an insurmountable 
obstacle to their existence, fight 
and overcome it, usually out of 
sheer luck. And in doing this they 
reveal that Spengler was on the 
right track when he stated that 
"the most adaptable ones...." 
Also, the author of this novel re- 
veals how stupid a man often is 
when he is confronted with some- 
thing absolutely unknown: he 
shows the errors that most people 
commit when thus confronted, at 
the same time indicating to some 
degree what cool thought on the 
subject might have accomplished 
—if the person had taken the 

This is the third of Mr. van 
Vogt's books to be published in 
book form. It is the earnest hope 
of all who love science-fiction that 
it will not be the last. 

Ladd To Attend Forum 
Of Personnel Officers 

Placement Director Samuel 
Ladd Jr., will attend an executive 
meeting of the Eastern College 

Personnel Officers' Association at 
Northampton, Mass., on Thurs- 
day and Friday of this week. 

The executive council at this 
meeting will formulate plans for 
the Fall conference of the associa- 
tion. Mr. Ladd is the Vice-Presi- 
dent of the association. 

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G.I. account* will dose for this semester on Saturday noon, 
April 28. All GI's having the Veterans Administration pay 
for their charges must make any purchase by that date. 

Coe Infirmary Named 
First Aid Station 
By Civil Defense 

In the event of an air raid, 
atomic attack, or other disaster 
in this part of Maine, Bowdoin 
College is to become a first aid 
clearing station. 

As a part of the civilian defense 
set-up in Cumberland County, the 
Dudley Coe Memorial Infirmary, 
under the direction of Doctor 
Daniel F. Hanley, will be equipped 
to take care of casualties in the 
Brunswick area. If the disaster is 
such that the infirmary cannot 
cope with the number of injured, 
the college dormitories will be 
used as supplementary facilities. 

TTie college was chosen for this 
task because of the obvious bed- 
space for wounded and because of 
the availability of unskilled man- 
power to aid the doctors and den- 
tist who would be stationed here 
with such jobs as litter-bearing, 
tagging the injured, administering 
plasma and bandaging. 

Doctor Hanley has, all this 
semester, been conducting first aid 
classes to about fifteen members 
of the student body who have 
volunteered to help with this 
emergency work. Arthur F. Wil- 
liams '50, who was in the army 
medical corps, was instrumental 
in starting the course and is now 
secretary of the group 

The group, which mets once a 
week, on Mondays, with Doctor 
Hanley has been studying ordinary 
first aid procedures and will soon 
go on to more advanced work on 
the new medical problems present- 
ed by the atomic danger. They are 
at present attending lectures by 
members of the chemistry depart- 
ment on chemical warfare. 

The town of Brunswick is also 
running a first-aid training pro- 
gram and is working on the de- 
velopment of an air-raid warning 

Bowdoin Baseball Club 
Begins "Southern" Trip 

This is the big week for three 
of Bowdoin-s entries into the 
sports program as they are now 
in the middle of their big southern 
trips to Wesleyan, Amherst, Wil- 
liams, and Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

Today is the opening day of the 
regular season for the baseball 
squad upon the successful comple- 
tion of their three game pre-season 
exhibition with the other Maine 
college baseball groups, which saw 
them win all three ball games for 
the clean sweep. Making the trip 
for the squad will be the pitchers, 
Louis Audet, Merle Jordan, Jim 
Hebert, and pitcher-infielder-out- 
nelder Art Bishop. The infielders 
in the group will be Ray Petterson, 
Walt Bartlett, Fred George, Roger 
Levesque, Corby Wolfe, Captain 
Jim Decker, and Andy Lano. Plate 
guardians Bobby Graff, Billy Cock- 
burn, and Gene Henderson will be 
ready for action .while handy Andy 
is very capable with the mask and 

Outfielders Johnny McGovern 
and Freddy Flemming will be the 
extent of the outfield battalion 
with Bishop, Bartlett, and Lano 
ready to fill in at the third out- 
field slot. Today, the first game of 
the trip was played against the 
Redmen from Wesleyan at Middle- 
town, Connecticut. 

Also opening up at Wesleyan 
will be the Polar Bear tennis team 
who face the Redmen to open their 
season. Eight men will make the 
trip, and the seedings from one to 
eight will include Charlie Watson. 
Captain Ted Noyes, Bob Toppan, 
Burch Hindle, Rogers Johnson, 
Wharf Martin, and Johnny "Ike" 
Williams. These will be the first 
matches under the tutelage of 
freshman coach Sam Ladd, and 
the ORIENT would like to wish 
him and his charges the best of 
luck in their first season together. 

Completing the group which will 
be participating in the respective 
sports of their choosing will be 
new coach Jim Browning's golfers 
with a complement of seven per- 
formers including Captain Bud 
Thompson, Harry McCracken, 
Dave Burnell, Charlie Kerr, Dick 
Smith, Paul Revere, and Tom 
Casey. Hub Trefts, reputed to be 
the most adept golfer of the squad, 
the only performer at least who 
shoots into the 70*s regularly, will 
not be able to make the trip, a loss 
that will be sorely felt by Coach 

As they prepared to take off on 
their trip, the players of the vari- 
ous squads were heard to be utter- 
ing several reactions to the fact 
that they are right in the middle 
of the second round of hour exams 
and faced make-up exams. ' Some 
were glad because it meant that 
they wouldn't be getting them all 
together, and others were grumbl- 
ing because of the continuation of 
pressure that would be forced upon 
them as final exams and Ivy 
houseparties push their heads up 
over the not too distant horizon. 

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NO. 4 

A.D.'s Win College Sing, 
Take Wass Cup In Finals 

Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, con- 1 ing the intermission and entertain- 

ductcd by E. Donald Blodgett '51, 
was awarded the Wass Cup by 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills after 
the finals of the Interfraternity 
Sing held in Memorial Hall Wed- 
nesday evening, April 25. 

The Alpha Delts, singing their 
fraternity song "We Come" and 
the Fred Waring arrangement of 
"The Gospel Ship", captured the 
coveted Interfraternity Singing 
Cup for the twelfth time in six- 
teen years. The A.D.'s, who have 
retained permanent possession of 
every Interfraternity Sing Cup 
since the contest's inauguration, 
won over the Zeta Psi Fraternity, 
the 1950 winners. The Zete's, run- 
ners-up, were presented the Presi- 
dent's Cup ordinarily given to the 
fraternity which showed the most 
improvement over the preceding 
year's performance. 

The Zete's were followed by the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 
which received honorable mention. 
The Zete's, conducted by Donald J. 
Moore '51, sang a fraternity song, 
"I Got Plenty of Nothing" and 
"Martin Luther". The DKE's, 
conducted by William T. Graham 
'51, sang the "Deke Marching 
Song" and "Going Home Train". 

The other two finalists were the 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the 
Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity con- 
ducted by Benjamin P. Coe '52 and 
John C. Kennedy "52, KS, and 
Charles R. Forker '51, ATO. 

The Meddiebempsters sang dur- 

Rev. Harlan Lewis 
Gives Sermon Sunday 

Rev. Harland G. Lewis of the 
First Congregational Church of 
Bangor addressed Sunday Chapel 
last week on the theme of getting 
out of life only that which you sow. 

He chose as his text Galatians 
6:7: "Be not deceived; God is not 
mocked for whatsoever a man 
sowth, that shall he also reap." He 
used many examples of how this 
passage was connected with our 
daily lives and said that during 
the spring a person's thoughts 
should go to renewing and revising 
his life. 

Reverend Lewis added to his 
theme the idea, "straight is the 
way and narrow the gate, and few 
arc they that find it." He stated 
that only by leading a virtuous 
life could a person enter this nar- 
row gate. Too many people payiiip 
service to their ideals and goals 
and too few are sincere in them. 

The speaker is a graduate of 
Hiram College and Yale Divinity 
School. He was the pastor at Wil- 
ton before going to Bangor. 

ed the large audience with more 
musical excellence. Their many 
popular renditions were received 
with wide applause by the enthus- 
iastic audience. 

The finals were recorded by 
BOTA and were broadcast over 
WGAN, Portland, Thursday night 
at 10:30. The announcer for the 
broadcast was Bruce C. McGorrill 
'53, and the chief engineer, Bruce 
Wald '53. 

Professor Frederic E. T. Tillot- 
son gave a brief speech on the ex- 
cellent work that BOTA has been 
performing during the year. 

President Sills presented the 
Wass Cup to the winners and the 
President's Cup to the runners-up. 

The judges for the event were 
Dr. Robert Smith, Director of the 
Music Department of Bates Col- 
lege; Mr. George Field, conductor 
of the choir of the Grace Church 
in Bath; and Marsha Merrill of 
Portland, who sang the contralto 
solo in the Messiah concert. 


A new Addressotrraph iruwli- 
tne has been installed In ttie 
ORIENT oliice and new plates 

.Mistakes found on the new 
plates will be rectified if th<- 
correct address is sent to 
Brace N. Cooper, Circulation 

Nelson Lauds Policy 
MacArthur Expressed 

Congressman Charles E. Nelson 
told the Bowdoin Political Forum 
last Friday, April 27, that during 
the congressional debates on for- 
eign policy the real issue has been 

Nelson, the representative from 
the Second District of Maine, told 
the meeting that the real issue "is 
to recapture for the American peo- 
ple their right to determine for- 
eign policy and? to regain for the 
Senate the right to ratify treaties 
and for Congress to declare wars" 

These rights, he stated, were ab- 
dicated during the last ten years, a 
decade which he termed the most 
disastrous in American history. He 
cited a number of examples in 
which he claimed President Roose- 
velt had taken the powers of con- 
gress away from them. 

Congressman Nelson described 
General MacArthur's speech to 
Congress as a masterpiece. He said 
that he had never seen congress- 
men so moved by any speaker. In 
praising MacArthur, Nelson said 
that he "has done more than any 
one man to restore to Congress and 
the American people the right to 
determine their foreign policy. He 
has helped effectively to kill a so- 
called bi-partisan foreign policy 
which was never truly bi-partisan 
but served as a screen for secret 
commitments and treaties. 

The congressman supported 
MacArthur's stand on Korea, 
charging that this country now 
has no policy. He stated that the 
only thing the Americans arc doing 
now in Korea is killing Red Chin- 
ese in as large numbers as possible. 

A lively question and answer 
period followed the talk in which 
many of Nelson's points and argu- 
ments were ^questioned by the 
statements of a number of the 
audience including several mem- 
bers of the Bowdoin faculty. 

"Dulcy", Famed Broadway Play, 
To Be Produced On Ivy Weekend 

"Dulcy", the play that the 
Masque and Gown has chosen to 
put on for the Ivy Houseparty, is 
a play that dates back to the sea- 
son of 1921-22 when v it had a suc- 
cessful run in Chicago and New 

The play was written by George 
S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly 
with, as they put it, "a bow to 
F. P. A." 

The whole idea was started when 
Franklin P. Adams wanted a char- 
acter he could satirize as the su- 
per-bromidic female with a single 
track and rather rusty mind. For 
this he adapted a character from 
Don Quixote and created his Dul- 
cinea who became very well known 
to the readers of the "New York 

The collabo raters on the play, 
who occasionally contributed to 
Adams' column, took Dulcy as the 
chief character of their drama. Al- 
though no play ever seems to have 
all the critics enthralled. "Dulcy" 
did pretty well for itself and its 
authors, and was chosen by the late 
Burns Mantle as one of the ten 
best plays of the year. Incidentally 
this was no small feat, for the 
season of 1921-22 was one that 
boasted a record breaking 196 per- 
formances. ^ T^r 

As for the play as a whole; it 
was the first of a very successful 
scries of plays. by Kaufman arid 
Connelly, and it was also the most 
popular. It was hailed as a witty, 
urbane, and sophisticated comedy 
in the tradition of the English 
comedies. In fact. Alexander 
Woollcott says of it, "it is an Eng- 
lish comedy in a Westchester back- 
ground — a bit of Somerset Maug- 
ham jesting tossed ofPnot by Mr. 
Maugham but by two young Amer- 
icans." Although by now the writ- 
ers are no longer young, and the 
original actors have gone on to 

other things, "Dulcy" is still as 
young and fresh as ever. 

•When "Dulcy" went on, it had in 
its cast a group of actors who were 
then just on the road to the top. 
Chief among these was Lynn Fon- 
tanne as Dulcy. Discussing Miss 
Fontanne's performance in the 
"New York Times", Alexander 
Woollcott says, "Lynn Fontanne is 
an actress of extraordinary gifts 
... If the best that is in her is* 
brought out, if luck, ever caprici- 
ous in the theatre, follows her 
through the seasons, if she hoes her 
own row to the end, her place will 
be more nearly like the one that 
has been held these many years by 
Mrs. Fiske." For the benefit of the 
uninitiated. I might say that Mrs. 
Fiske held a position at the turn 
of the century that could be com- 
pared to the one held by Lynn Fon- 
tanne now. 

As well as Miss Fontanne, star- 
ring in this presentation were such 
notables as Elliott Nugent and 
Howard Lindsay. Lindsay is now 
the producer of the Broadway hit 
"Call Me Madam". He helped 
dramatize "Life with Father", and 
"Life with Mother", and acted the 
part of Father in both. He also 
staged "The Poor Nut" which inci- 
dentally had as one of its co-auth- 
ors Elliott Nugent. Lindsay played 
the part of a well known "scenar- 
ist" who is at work on a picture on 
sin throughout the ages, with 
scenes of Noah's Ark and Antony 
and Cleopatra. Nugent is promin- 
ent as author, director and actor. 
One of his successes was 'The 
Male Animal" which he did with 
James Thurbcr and which was con- 
sidered for presentation for this 
show. He played the part of a high 
powered advertising manager for 
the Forbes Jewelry Company ^who, 
again in the words of Woollcott 

Commencement Plans 
Include Many Events 
From June 10 To 16 

Bowdoin Commencement week 
will start on Sunday. June 10th, 
with the Baccalaureate Service at 
five o'clock at the First Parish 
Church with President Sills pre- 

Various meetings of committees 
and organizations will be held dur- 
ing the week of which the time 
and place will be announced later. 
On Friday, June 15th, there will be 
a formal ceremony for the laying 
of the Cornerstone of the New 
Chemistry Building at 1:45 p.m. 
and later on the same afternoon 
President and Mrs. Sills will have 
their reception in the Moulton 
Union from 4 to 5:30 p.m. 

Presentation of "Richard II" by 
the Masque and Gown will be on 
the Art Building Terrace at 9 p.m. 
Friday the 15th. Reservations may 
be obtained by writing Thompson 
Little, ATO House. After the play 
the "Commencement Dance" will 
be held in the Moulton Union. 

The Commencement Procession 
forms at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, 
June 16th, on the Class pf 1895 
walk. The Commencement Exer- 
cises will be in the Church on Sat- 
urday, June 16, at 10 a.m., follow- 
ed by the Commencement Dinner 
in the Hyde Athletic Building. 
Tickets are required for admit- 
tance to the Dinner and may be 
obtained by Alumni and members 
of the Bowdoin Fathers Associa- 
tion upon registration at the 
Library. At the dinner President 
Sills will speak on "The State of 
the College," and three other men 
will speak for the state, probably 
the Governor, for the honorary 
graduates, and for the Aumni. 


Young Republicans 
Host To YGOP Clubs 

Bowdoin's Young GOP club serv- 
ed as hosts for a Young GOP ses- 
sion, comprised of representatives 
from the colleges of Maine on Sat- 
urday, April 28, at 1:15. There were 
approximately seventy-five people 
present at the meeting. 

Professor Lawrence L. Pelletier, 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills, 
Philip Chapman, and Richard M. 
Van Orden '51, members of 
the panel discussion held at 3:00 
in the Moulton Union, gave their 
views regarding revision of the 
Maine Constitution via Convention, 
Commission, or otherwise and the 
possible abolishment of the present 
County System. After this discus- 
sion there was a question period. 

Following the question period of 
the panel discussion there was a 
meeting of Young Republicans with 
Dave Nichols, Chairman of the 
Maine Council, presiding. Several 
business items were discussed in- 
cluding a short address by Mr. 
Jack McCarthy, Chairman of the 
National Young GOP Convention 
which will be held in Boston on 
June 28, 29, and 30 this year. 

At the banquet Jack A. Bump 
'51, President of the Bowdoin 
Young Republicans club, served as 
toastmaster. The main speaker of 
the evening was Congressman 
Charles E. Nelson who "stressed 
the need for rediscovery of the 
true and tried principles of Amer- 

There will be a meeting of all 
students interested in writing 
script* for BOTA at nine 
o'clock tonight. 

Many Colleges Cancel 
Summer School Plans 

Although Bowdoin has definitely 
decided to offer a summer tri- 
mester this year, several other 
similar colleges have or are going 
to cancel all plans for a summer 

At Wesleyan it was decided not 
to have a summer session after the 
results of a questionnaire indicat- 
ed little interest. Of the 60% of 
the student body at Wesleyan who 
took the trouble to reply to the 
questionnaire only 22'/, indicated 
favorable interest in it.- 

As this survey was made before 
the early April announcement of 
the plan of deferring college stu- 
dents, Wesleyan officials express- 
ed the belief that even fewer stu- 
dents would now wish to attend 
the summer term. It was felt that 
any student wishing to go to col- 
lege this summer could attend an- 
other institution. 

Meanwhile, the Amherst Board 
of Trustees cancelled all plans for 
a summer session after a poll of 
Amherst students revealed that 
only a sixth of them would attend 
the accelerated program. At Am- 
herst, as at Wesleyan, the decision 
to drop the summer trimester 
came after the announcement of 
the new deferment plan influenced 
a large number of students to 
change their minds. 

Only 125 Amherst students ex- 
pressed a desire to attend the ses- 
sion, a number far below the 
minimum number of 300 set by 
Amherst officials as the lowest 
possible operating enrollment. 

The Amherst questionnaire was 

Fond Goodnights And 
Warm Friendship Nark 
Colby Jr. Concert 

By Charles W. Schoeneman '53 
A glee club trip has its definite 
advantages. Aside from *its con- 
crete, though often fluid ones, 
which are more or less Obvious, 
there is one of no less importance 
though less obvious; unlike a base- 
ball trip, which is either a success 
or failure because of what takes 
place in the space of two hours, a | 
glee club can judge the success of 
a trip by a more flexible set of 

Bowdoin's singers went last Sat- 
urday to Colby J.C., a school in 
New Hampshire whose position on 
| a hill is responsible for the excel- 
I lent drainage. The concert was 
good, but concerts are supposed 
to be good; and the girls were also 
good, but girls are supposed to be 
good too. Almost like Nedick's. 

The rooming arrangements were 
made for 45 singers and one 
ornithoid being at the home of 
"Ma' Williams in New London, 
New Hampshire. Unfortunately, 
all 60 men could not be housed in 
her home, although there was 
room for at least 25 more. During 
the course of Saturday evening 
and Sunday mornnig, many of the 
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Choral Society Holds 
Concert This Evening 

The Brunswick Choral Society 
will present its annual concert this 
evening at 8:15 in Upper Memorial 

The Society is a group with part 
college membership, although it is 
actually a town organization di- 
rected by Professor Russell F. 
Locke Jr., of the Bowdoin Music 

The first part of the program 
will consist of three choruses from 
a seldom heard, yet first-class, ora- 
torio by Handel -Solomon. The sec- 
ond part will consist of a group 
for women's voices, providing con- 
trast between the first section and 
the ensuing third, which will con- 
sist of "Three Fuguing Tunes" by 
the early American composer, Wil- 
liam Billings. 

The second half of the program 
will be devoted entirely to the pre- 
sentation of a rather large-scale 
choral work — Faure's "Requiem 

Students will be admitted free. 

also sent to incoming freshmen 
can flatter himself that he has who showed no more interest then 
made America 'Forbes-conscious'." j did students already in college. 

Fraternities Pledge 
Bowdoin Plan Support 

All twelve Bowdoin fraternities 
are expected to sponsor foreign 
students under the "Bowdoin 
Plan" during the 1951-52 college 

Five of the currentstiudents will 
remain in the% houses that spon- 
sored them thiV year while seven 
new students wiihe assigned to 
the remaining houses. J 

According to PhilipST Wilder, 
Assistant to the President, 
Nguyen-Ngoc Linh of Viet-Nam 
and Akira Nakanc of Japan will 
continue under the sponsorship of 
Alpha Delta Phi and Theta DeJgta 
Chi respectively for the second 
year. Hebert T. Kwouk of China 
will continue under sponsorship 
of Beta Theta Pi for the third 
year. Edmond N. Elowe of Iraq 
will continue to be sponsored by 
Delta Kappa Epsilon and will com- 
plete his final year at Bowdoin. If 
it is possible to extend his stay in 
the country, Shogo Moriyama of 
the Ryukyu Islands will continue 
under full sponsorship of Kappa 
Sigma. He has been sponsored by 
the Department of the Army this 

Returning to their native land 
will be Walter Schwarz and Kurt 
Mirk of Germany. Nikolous Lan- 
zinger of Austria, sponsored by 
Chi Psi, is expected to receive his 
A.B. degree this June and then 
must return to his native country. 
Graduating with Lanzinger will be 
Kien-Tien Fong of China who has 
been sponsored by Delta Upsilon 
throughout college. Zeta Psi's 
foreign student, Dunmagglas Mac- 
Gillavry, will return to the Nether- 
lands, while Makato Nagawara of 
Japan, sponsored by Alpha Rho 
Upsilon, hopes to remain in this 
country another year to study at 
a larger university. 

The committee that will choose 
the foreign students for next year 
will be, in order of priority in 
choice, William S. Burnham '52, 
ATO., Paul H. Rubin '50, A.R.U., 
Philip K. Stern '52, D.U., John D. 
Slocum '51, Psi U., Tom E. Damon 
'52, Zeta Psi, James G. Kimball 
'53, Sigma Nu, and C. Russell 
Kelleran Jr. '51, Chi Psi. The final 
selections made by the fraternities 
will be announced later. 

Since Joseph C. Wheeler '48 of 
Concord, Mass., originated the 
"Bowdoin Plan" in 1947. 38 
foreign students from 15 different 
countries have benefited by this 
opportunity to study in the U.S. 
The aim of the plan has been to 
bring international understanding 
through international education. 
Following the example of Bowdoin, 
numerous U.S. colleges and univer- 
sities have adopted the Plan. 

Co-Existence Of Russia 
And Atlantic Nations 
Possible, Says Canham 

A. T.Cole Lecturer 
Advises Preventing 
"Power Vacuum" 

Editor of the Christian Science 
Monitor Edwin D. Canham said 
that co-existence of the Atlantic 
nations and Soviet Russia is 
possible, at last Thursday's Cole 

Mr. Canham, here on the Annie 
Talbot Cole lectureship, went on 
to say that "we have co-existed 
with the Soviet Union for 33 years. 
In that time, there have been 
minor conflicts around the fringes 
of Russia and there was a war 
with Nazi Germany, but co-exist- 
ence between the Atlantic powers 
and the Soviet Union was entirely 

Canham said that the Atlantic 
nations are not resisting merely a 
century old concept labeled Com- 
munism, "we are really combating 
forces of military aggression and 
•tyranny. In America, we are op- 
posing not jyst Communism but 
treason, subversion and sabotage." 

Editor Canham pointed out that 
rbe greatest danger in world af- 
fairs at the present time is the 
potential existence of power 
vacuums and emphasized that we 
must prevent their existence. 

Germany and Japan became 
power vacuums with the defeat 
of their military power in 1945 
and with the withdrawal of a large 
part of U.S. and Allied forces from 
Europe, Canham went on. China 
became a power vacuum through 
corrosive internal weaknesses ab- 
betted by serious American mis- 
takes. A similar condition was 
created by the United States when 
it deliberately withdrew most of 
its forces from Korea in June 1949, 
and failed to adequately arm 
Republic of Korea defense forces. 

"But in the enunciation of our 
peace terms, I think we could 
reaffirm what has been tacit in 
western policy for many years: 
that we are not committed to the 
overthrow of the Russian form of 
Government so long as it refrains 
from external aggression," Can- 
ham said. 

In conclusion, Canham suggest- 
ed a seven point plan of action by 
western powers to combat aggres- 
sion, tyranny and treason. This 
plan would: 

1. Seal off power vacuums. 

2. Preserve our economic sound- 

3. Set forth our program of co- 
existence and peace, alongside the 
Communist powers. 

4. Lift standards for more effec- 
tive, righteous government at 

5. Improve international or- 

6. Proclaim and clarify to our- 
selves and to the world the spirit- 
ual signficance of the free system 
as the true and liberating revolu- 
tion of human history. 

7. The western world must 
humbly seek to understand the 
viewpoints and the needs and the 
spiritual pride and hunger of other 
peoples and other races. 

Roy Takes 1868 Award; 
Gott Wins Plummer Prize 

- ■■■ 

Karpovich Speaks On 
Communist Aggression 
In Polyf orum Address 

Professor Michael Karpovich, 
Harvard Chairman of the Depart- 
ment of Slavic Languages and 
Literature and Professor of His- 
tory addressed a large and atten- 
tive Political Forum audience on 
the subject of "Russian Imperial- 
ism or Communist Aggression'' 
last night in the Moulton Union. 

Karpovich is an outstanding 
authority on Russian mqtives and 
psychology as he is of Russian 
birth and has spent most of his 
life in that country. After grad- 
uating from the University of 
Moscow, he came to this country 
in 1917 with the Diplomatic Mis- 
sion of the Russian Provisional 
Government which was at that 
time known as the Kerensky 
government. This was a liberal 
Socialistic democratic group which 
existed for only eight months be- 
fore it was overthrown by the 
BoLshevicki in November of 1917. 

Karpovich outlined the history' 
of this relatively new imperialistic 
policy of Russia which did not 
really reach its full momentum 
until World War II. He went on 
to explain the logic behind this 
policy and conjectured as to what 
form it would take in the future 
as based on his extensive know- 
ledge of the methods and objec 

Individualism, Economic 
Aid For Students Urged 

In the 1868 Prize contest the 
competition was even keener with 
Mr. Roy and Richard M. Van 
Orden the leaders. Joseph P. 
Savoia used his war experiences 
in the air corps for the advance- 
ment of the question why we have 
war when it seems to benefit no 
one. His vocabulary and phrasing 
were his strongest points in his 
speech: . "Why? What? For 
whom?" "The Spirit of the Law" 
by David F. Reid added more com- 
petition to- the contest. Speaking 
on the need of a re-emphasis of 
the spirit of law without so much 
stress on the strict letter of the 
law, Mr. Reid^gave a fair speech. 
But these two were easily edged 
out by Mr. Van Orden and Mr. 
Roy who gave and delivered really 
superb orations. Mr. Van Orden 
with a decided debating style pre- 
sented the question that although 

By Richard H. Allen '54 

Sills Sends Message 
To Parents Offering 
Summer Session Facts 

In a recent letter, sent to par 

ents of Bowdoin students, Prcsi 

Vnm oTco mu M Pi am. Hfa addresajdent Kenneth C. M. Sills advocat- 

was concluded by a lively dis- 
cussion period in which he en- 
larged on his topic through the 
questions of both students and 
faculty members. 

"Imperial Russia," one of several 
books written by Professor Kapro- 
vich during his twenty two years 
at Harvard, is being used this 
year as a history text book. Also 

ed attendance at summer school by 
the undergraduates if at all possi- 

The President outlined all the 
facts pertaining to college men at 
this critical time. He discussed 
ROTC membership, the probability 
of military service, and the steps 
that the College is taking to aid 
its students. 

Sills stated: "It seems clear to 

Paul Miliukov's "Outline of Rus- 
sian Culture." 

Camera Club Notice 

The Camera Club's annual 
photo contest got under way 
Monday with, the placing of a 
bulletin board in the lounge of 
the Moulton Union. First en- 
tries have already been made, 
and it is expected that many 
more will be placed there be- 
fore the deadline. May 10th. if 
last year's turnout may be 
taken as a sample of the con- 
test's popularity. 

The rules are_simple: place 
the pictures there yourself; 
enlargements are preferred ; 
write your name on the back, 
plus the category of the photo, 
"general" or "action". Remem- 
ber the prizes total $35.00 in 

Yale Banner Analyzes 
20 Women's Colleges 

Since so many college men spend 
both time and money on weekends 
at women's colleges, a group of 
Yale students have now compiled 
a handbook to help the young man 
when he dates a college girl. 

The book is called "Going 
Places" and is a guide to 20 East- 
ern women's colleges. Raymond G. 
Biggar '52 is the campus repre- 

George P. Craighead '52, of 
Detroit, Mich., is the editor of tho 
Yale board that prepared the 
handbook which they now plan to 
sell for one dollar to college men 
throughout the East, The book has 
been published by the Yale Banner, 
an undergraduate organization 
that publishes the annual Yale 
yearbook and other campus di- 

"Information about each 
women's college comes directly 
from the college officials," Editor 
Craighead explained, but added 
that his board did not stop there. 
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Sir Alfred Zimmem 
To Speak On May 8 
For Classical Club 

Sir Alfred Zimmern, eminent 
British Sociologist and classical 
scholar, will speak on the evening 
of Tuesday, May 8. 

His lecture, under the auspices 
of the Classical Club, will be at 
8:15 o'clock, in the lounge of the 
Moulton Union, on the subject 
"1951 Seen from the Angle of a 
Classical Scholar", and will be open 
to the public. 

Trained at Oxford, where he lat- 
er served as Fellow and Tutor at 
New College, Sir Alfred has held 
professorships at University Col- 
lege in Wales, at Cornell and Trin- 
ity in this country, and at his own 
university. He is author, and trans- 
lator of a number of major volumes 
in the field of Ancient and Modern 
Political History. 

a great Slavic expert he is now, what ever final arrange- 

editor of the Enghsh edition of, ments ^ ^ made by ^^ 

and by the Selective Service, every 
undergraduate now in college, un- 
less prevented by physical deficien- 
cies, will undoubtedly have to give 
some time to the military service 
in the next two years, and probab- 
ly at a shorter time ttian that if 
the international situation be- 
comes more critical." 

He went on to say, "From my 
experience in World Wars I and n, 
1 am firmly of the opinion that the 
more college education a student 
may get before entering the ser- 
vice, the better off he will be." 

Concerning the ROTC, the Presi- 
dent commented, "Those members 
of the college who arc in the ROTC 
unit will clearly have some advan- 
tage both when the question of 
deferment comes up and when they 
have entered the service, but as 
you know, membership in the 
ROTC is voluntary and only a cer- 
tain percentage of. the men enroll- 
ed will be allowed to stay in col- 
lege for the next four years." 

The President expressed his de- 
sire to advise any .student or par- 
ent by mail or by interview con- 
cerning any aspect of the summer 
session. ' 

Hoerle Opens The Music Club's 
Forty -Fourth Student Recital 

By William Eves / 

On Sunday afternoon, April 29, 
the Bowdoin Music Club presented 
their forty-fourth student recital 
in Moulton Union Lounge. 

appreciation of both his instru- 
ment and the art to which he has 
so recently been converted. He 
pfays with apparent assurance, 

The program included a wealth ! and an appreciation of musical 

and variety of numbers from musi- 
cal literature dating from the 
times of Giovanni Battista Per- 
golisi (1710-1736) to the con- 1 
temporary Benjamin Britten. 

David Hoerle '54, tenor, opened 
the program with Pergolisi's Nina, 
followed by Who Is Sylvia, Schu- 
bert; Elle ne croyait pas, from 
Ambroise Thomas' opera. Mignon; 
and Bird Songs at Eventide, by 
Eric Coatcs. Mr. Hoerle has a 
most pleasing voice, which, al- 
though not trained to the perfec- 
tion of its potential, is capable of 
producing any desired variety of 
effects. This tenor's natural musi- 
cal concept is usually in happy 
harmony with the intentions of 
the composer. He sings in good 
musical taste, and with the self- 
confidence he will gain through 
more public appearances, and as 
he further loses himself in the 
spirit of his song, Mr. Hoerle will 
prove to be a most satisfying musi- 
cian. His accompanist was Lewis 
Welch '54, who used a good 
balance of touch and wise pedal 
work, and brought out the accom- 
panying beauty spots tastefully. 

Joel H. Hupper '54, played the 
Handel Sonata in G major for 
flute and basso continuo (figured 
bass), accompanied by Gordon 
Stearns '54, pianist. Mr. Hupper is, 
.first, to be heartily commended 
for the work he ha* done with his 

values and details; and with 
further development will become 
an intelligent and thorough per- 
former. Mr. Hupper played the 
trills especially neatly, and can 
produce a very sweet tone. His 
accompanist is a versatile musi- 
cian, and, while his playing was at 
times somewhat heavy for flute 
music, he nevertheless is the ideal 
accompanist, always with his 

Charles T. Freeman '50, tenor, 
sang Three Folk Songs of ancient 
melody, arranged by Benjamin 
Britten; and Ich Licbe Dich, by 
Beethoven. Britten's treatment of 
his material at hand maintains and 
emphasizes the charm and sim- 
plicity of the songs, and Mr. 
Freeman is an ideal artist for such 
music. The group included The 
Sally Gardens, Irish; The Bonny 
Earl o'Moray, Scottish; and The 
Ash Grove, Welch. Mr. Freeman's 
most successful offering was the 
Earl o'Moray, which he sang with 
most appropriate spirit. He wisely 
keeps his voice within volume con- 
trol, byt perhaps would benefit by 
working on some heavier material 
fo sound out an otherwise appeal- 
ing and expressive musical talent. 
Gordon Stearns again appeared as 
accompanist, in a highly effective 
handling of the lovely piano parts. 

John F. Loud '51, and Erik 

we have pledged not to press war. 
we must, if we are to preserve our 
democracy. He said that with two 
such conflicting ideologies in the 
world there will have to be a war, 
and that we will come out the 
better if we press the issue. How- 
ever, no matter how good Mr. Van 
Orden was, Mr. Roy seemed to 
come out on top with a calm and 
quiet deliverance of a topic that 
could have been delivered in a 
more powerful way, but perhaps 
was better the way he handled it. 
He painted the picture of "War- 
ren," a friend of his. growing up 
in a very poor home, and hoping to 
go to college, but never getting 
beyond grammar school because 
of his extreme poverty. We saw 
Warren joining the army as an 
escape from his wretched life. 
Then Mr. Roy came out with his 
statement that Warren stood for 
a class of boys for whom free and 
good education should be provided. 
The composition and the brilliance 
in delivery were outstanding in 

The judges were Harold D. 
Oliphant, David V. Berman, Rev. 
Alexander Winston. The Stanley 
Plummer Award was opened only 
for Juniors and the 1868 Prize was 
for Seniors. 

Carl W. Roy '51 and Richard T. 
Gott '52 won the highly coveted 
Class of 1868 Prize and the Stan- 
ley Plummer award for excellence 
in speaking and composition last 
Monday night in Memorial Hall. 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
presided over the contests and 
opened the evening with a few 
words about the two awards. He 
mentioned that several Bowdoin 
professors had won them and pro- 
minent on this list is the late Stan- 
ley P. Chase. President Sills then 
introduced Charles M. Ericson 
who started the Stanley Plummer 

The competition and caliber of 
these orations were high with the 
outcome highly in doubt. Mr. Eric- 
son gave a very well organized talk 
on the conflict between religion 
and science in our world. Another 
very interesting, yet different 
speech was John D. Bradford's "De 
Principatibus" which used Machia- 
velli's "The Prince" as a founda- 
tion. Mr. Bradford's humor kept 
the audience's attention always up- 
on him. Chalmers MacCormick 
gave a very scholarly oration en- 
titled, "The Regeneration of 
America" in which he called for 
each American to ask himself 
three questions — Why are we 
here?— What is our purpose? — 
What sacrifice must be given up 
for this purpose? — ~nd thMt 
through these questions wo Ameri- 
cans would realize the need of our 
change from self-consciousnessto 
world-conciousness. Rut surpassing 
all of these was the speech of Mr. 
Gotts entited "To Be or Not To 
Be." With a delightfully informal 
style and yet one that commanded 
attention, he spoke on the decline 
of individualism and intellectual- 
ism. Speaking mainly on colleges 
and fraternities, he cited an ex- 
ample of a boy who came to col- 
lege with an intellectual thirst, 
but who was "converted" by his 
fraternity to realize that sports 
and social activities were more im- 
portant. Mr. Gott insisted that the 
mass influence must be forced 
down and that the individual mu';t\ 
be allowed to flourish. 

flute playing, considering the fad' ££» '2L * «?™L {£*" 

that he began playing the instnii 
ment only since lasc Christmas 
time. His handling of the sonata 
showed a spirit of devotion and 

hoven Violin and Piano Sonata in 
F major, opus 24, which was one 
of the -highlights of the afternoon. 

[ Continued on Page 2 ] 

New England Deans 
Hold Meeting Here 

The Dean's Association held an 
informal conference this past 
weekend here at Bowdoin College, 
with deans from several New Eng- 
land colleges and a few from out- 
side of New England ^attending. 

Among the leveral questions 
discussed, one was the question of 
the forthcoming Selective Service 
exams. All the deans agreed that 
all students who possibly coudd 
should take the exam. They also 
agreed that on the question of 
deferments for class standing that 
in all probability it would be b;is<-<! 
on the last completed academic 
year, rather than on accumulative 
basig for all the years completed. 

Also discussed were 
policies of acceleration. Some 
deans said that their schools 
would insist that their students 
complete the four years at the one 
college rather than allow them to 
accelerate at another college dur- 
ing the summer. 

The deans exchanged informa- 
tion on many subjects such as: < 
finances, the adequacy of scholar- 
ships to meet the higher cost of 
living, future enroHmcnts. experi- 
ences in the field of student 
government, and the success of the 
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Sing Broadcast Found Lacking 

Once again this year, the annual Interfraternity Sing was 
recorded and broadcasted by the undergraduate radio station, 
Bowdoin -On-The-Air. As has been the practice, the Wednes- 
day night finale in Memorial Hall were tape recorded by BOTA 
member*}, and Dresented the following evening over Portland 
Radio Station, WGAJM. 

Once again the entire college community is grateful to BOTA 
for the publicity afforded their institution. Such a service is not 
to be under evaluated. Also again, the editors of the ORIENT 
have received many complaints about the effect of thi« proced- 
ure on the fraternities singing, but contrary to DrevioHS policy, 
»«ch complaints will not be overlooked by ORIENT editorials. 
It had been the theory that all difficulties resulted from technic- 
al and production problems, but it now appears that 3uch yearly 
rationalization will accrue not any marked improvement in the 
organization of the show. 

A majority of the production faults of the Interfraternity Sing 
result in the attitude of the recorders. It was announced to the 
audience before the actual recording of the finals that "this was 
HOTA's night and that full audience cooperation would be re- 
<T Wd.*' 

l here is nothing whatsoever in Bowdoin tradition that places 
t*e emphasis and honors of Interfraternity Sing night on BOTA 
*w any other campus organization. The sing finals are strictly 
p fo~n of cherished and serious competition, as important as a 
wnol* season of any one of the interfraternitv sports. The an- 
nual Memorial Hall finals' are not designed to be a pleasing and 
f ^tertaining radio show put on by BOTA. They are the climax 
of Interfraternity musical competition, and should be treated as 

Although this misuse of emphasis is the main cause of detrac- 
tion from the singing competition in the finals, there are several 
other sources of complaints. After discussion with BOTA offi- 
cials, it has been decided that many other irrrptovernents conld 
be provided for in all consideration of technical and production 

The practice of splitting up the presentation of a fraternity's 
two songs has been criticized as injurious to the general spirit 
and feeling of stage presence of the singing groups. BOTA di- 
rectors agreed that there would possibly have been time this 
year to squeeze both songs of each of the five finalists into the 
half hour program. Savinsrs of time could be effected by restrie- 
ing the time of the Meddiebempsters and cutting the varied 
amount of script work. 

The biggest saving of time would be effected if the judges 
would restrict themselves to selecting only four finalists. It is thus 
urged that before another year passes, some agreement or new 
scoring arrangement be effected which will prevent the necessity 
of presenting any more than four finalists. 

Finally, the entire show lacked a certain production unity. 
The announcements and group placement procedures were char- 
acterized by both casualness, unpreparedness, and even impa- 
tience. If BOTA is to direct the recording procedures they must 
have full cooperation of the audience, but some semblance of 
program organization is necessary. 

Professor Tillotson acted as the master of ceremonies during 
the preliminaries, lending a certain unity and entertaining quality 
to the procedures. But during the finals, the arrangements just 
seemed to happen. There was apparently no emcee or director. 
The audience was addressed not as an audience who had come 
to be entertained but as a group of actors being briefed before 
a play rehearsal. This as markedly detracts from the spirit and 
ease of the fraternities. There should be some one person acting 
as host to the various singing groups) someone who will invite 
them onto the stage and not direct them hurriedly into position 
like "elephants." 

Bowdoin-On-The Air has made remarkable strides during the 
past year, and they are expected to even increase their pace of 
improvement of service. It is merely hoped by the ORIENT that 
such a delicate problem as the direction of interfraternity com- 
petition will be given every possible further consideration by 
t his campus service. A. E. H. Jr. 

Sigma Nu Shows Softball 
Strength, Nears Point Cup 

By Warren Ross 

Led by Donald "Brud" Carman, the Sigma Nu interfraternity 
athletic program is well on its way toward cinching its fourth 

point cup, having retired the 

consecutive interfraternity total 
old cup last year and seeking a leg 
on the new one this season. 

Sigma Nu got off to a fast sfart 
toward the cup this year when 
they took the football champion- 
ship, beating the AD'S handily in 
their semi-final round then squeak- 
ing by the hustling Psi ITs, 7-6, on 
a dramatic last minute touchdown, 
a long pass from Ray Brown to 
Jack Hone. With Brud at the quar- 
terback position, calling plays from 
out of his hip pocket literally 
(that's where he kept the cards 
with the plays on them), the SN's 
attack was hard to break down 
with Carman, Louis Audet, and 
Ray Brown doing the passing and 
such fast and sure fisted receivers 
as track star Jack Hone and bas- 
ketball swisher Norm Hubley on 
the receiving end. Besides these 
lads Johnny Ricker, Burleigh 
Barnes, Ted Wallis, Bob Roberts, 
Dave Melincoff, Greg Paine, and 
Skip Gorham were instrumental in 
aiding the Sigma Nu cause. 

Brud and his boys weren't able 
to win any championships in the 
winter, but they managed to finish 
a consistent second in every field 
of cup competition, thus adding 
nine points to their five giving 
them the fourteen they now hold. 

'ine volley ball squad boasted a 
victory over the favored Kappa 
Sigs in their semi-final round only 
to be defeated by the Chi Psis in 
the final, getting three points. Brud 
had as his vol^y ball cohorts Fred- 
dy George. Art Bishop, Jim 
•Qoose" Kimball, Burleigh Barnes, 
Ray Brown, lxm Reimer, Foster 
•lolman, and Paul Spillane. 

Basketball-wise, t.'ie Sigma Nu 
Ave was no weak sister to anyone, 
finishing number two in the race 
for top honors and mopping up 
three more points on the road to 
their coveted cup. Coach Carman 

Misic Club Presents 
44th Student Recital 

[Continued from Page 1~] 
Mr. Loud' is a serious and sincere 
musician who plays the violin with j 
a most musical tone and an ex- 
pressiveness of deep feeling. Mr. 
Lundin, a brilliant pianist, served 
most adequately in the capacity 
of eo-artist, yet he is more in his 
element as soloist. Their entire 
performance was consistently in- 
teresting, with only an occasional 
difference between artists in inter- 
pretative ideas in the slow move- 
ment, hut bringing the three move- 
ments of the sonata which they 
played to a triumphant close with 
perfect and commendable unity 
and coordination in the difficiJlt 
scherzo movement. 

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in selecting his players and when 
such as Mr. Carman, Bimbo and 
Paul Clifford, Paul Spillane, and 
Burleigh Barnes were in there, a 
veritable beef trust faced the op- 
position and usually wore it to a 
frazzle. When these guys had done 
their job, the fast point scorers of 
the lightweight squad could be 
thrown into action. Marty Levine, 
Freddy George, Billy Cockburn, 
Ted Wallis, Carl Roy, Goose Kim- 
ball, Ray Brown, and another big 
man, Jim Sibson could fill the bill 
adequately when called upon to 
turn on the heat. These lads went 
up against the Betas in the semi- 
finals, whipping them by a 35-27 
margin, only to be forced to settle 
for second when the Kappa Sigs 
flashed a 46-34 defeat on their 

A lot of people were counting the 
Sigma Nu Softball team out of the 
running in the softball league, in- 
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his article concerning the Kap- 
pa Sig chances of snatching 
the cup out from under the 
noses of the present holders. How- 
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Brud and Jack "Bull" Durham 
pitching, backed up by Bim and 
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George Mitchell, Ted Wallis, Dick 
Church, Johnny Ricker, Dave Mel- 
incoff, Doug Teece, Bob Kennedy, 
and Goose Kimball. The softball- 
ers were edged by the Dekes, 8-7, 
in the opener, but came back to 
take the Chi Pais in a thriller, 9-4, 
a feat not expected to be accom- 
plished by anyone as this season 
got under way. With a second vic- 
tory over the ATOs under their 
belt, the Sigma Nus stand art ex- 
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By Warren Rom 

Well, the spring trip has come to an end, and what has been brought 
home for the stay-at-homers to brag about? The answer is, two vic- 
tories out of twelve contests were put in the Polar Bears' vest pocket, 
a spateely populated pocket indeed. 

As it stands in the record book, little if anything was gained from 
the trip except by the baseball team which won two, lost one, and 
gave one away. The golf team came no closer than 6^-2',£ and the 
tennis team managed to take one point against Williams, being shut 
out by their remaining three opponents, Wesleyan, Amherst, and MIT. 
However, something can be gained from observation, speculation, ra- 
tionalization, prognostication, and all other 75c words thusly related 
to the questions under consideration. 

Turning first to the tennis team, congrats are in order to Burch 
Hindle and Bob Toppan, sole winners for the aggregation ih a doubles 
match at Williams. Were it not for them, the tennis team would have 
been whitewashed all the way. In the way of looking ahead to the 
future in the light of what has happened in the past, let it first be 
pointed out that the weather conditions being what they were, the 
tennis squad had had the benefit of only three days of workouts on 
the clay courts. Amherst boasts a tfew Englands Intercollegiate 
single champion, the doubles champions with the same distinction. 
Williams has indoor squash courts, and their tennis players are ex- 
posed to year-round practice sessions. Coach Sam Ladd, when we 
talked to him following the trip said that the trip was not a com- 
plete failure in that the boys picked up some valuable experience in 
real competition, and that in itself is an invaluable factor. Improv- 
ing with each trip, the Polar Bears should bo considered as at least 
a fair bet to hang on to their state title. 

The golf team went into action a green bunch of boys, and came 
out with four matches behind them and the accompanying experi- 
ence under their belts. They faced the highest calibre of competition 
they will have to face all year, possibly with the exception of Maine. 
Some of the players had never competed before, and they looked very 
good according to Jim Browning. Dick Smith looked great all through 
the trip as did Tom Casey and Dave Burnell. There's no substitute for 
experience, and that fact cannot be stressed too much in light of the 
facts mentioned above. Keep pluggin', you tennis and golf stars, and 
you'll find out that what has been said above and repeated so many 
times before is no special brand of bull to fill newspaper space. 

Now, to the baseball squad! They won one well-played ball game, 
that against Williams when Jim Hebert came through with a nice 
piece of pitching, the hitters came through in the clutch to win, and 
the fielding was almost infallible. As for the pitching and hitting, 
there's no comment necessary there except that it's been above average 
all season. As for the fielding, that's another story indeed. Here is 
the error list: against Bates 3 errors; 5 against Maine, 4 against Col- 
by, 5 against Wesleyan, 1 against Williams, 2 against Amherst, and 6 
against MIT for a total of 26 errors in, 7 games or almost 4 a game. 
That is not good defensive baseball, in fact it is very poor defensive 
baseball. From what I have seen of the games this year, the non-title 
state games to be specific, most of the errors have come on throws. 
It might do the ball club well to sharpen up their up-to-now scatter 
arms. Wesleyan got a gift, let's not hand any to Bates, Colby, or 

Golf Trip Results 
Opposition Sweep 

The Bowdoin golf team returned 
from its spring trip with not too 
much to show from the festivities 
other than some stiff competition, 
which proved overwhelming to the 
Polar Bear golfers. 

Their first match of the trip, 
against Wesleyan, proved to be the 
most productive from the points- 
amassed point of view. The Red- 
men from Middletown, Connecti- 
cut, showed too much for the in- 
vading Bowdoin men, playing 
under the capable direction of Jim 
Browning. In the contest, however, 
Dave Burnell won individually and 
combined with Tom Casey to take 
the best ball point, the fifth and 
sixth seeded players taking two 
out of three possible points. In his 
single competition, Casey was in a 
close match taken, one-up. The 
other point scored for the Polar 
Bears was actually a half-point by 
Dick Smith who battled to a draw 
in .his round. The score of this 
match was Wesleyan 6*4, Bowdoin 

The second match, against Am- 
herst, saw Bowdoin get treated 
harshly by the Lord Jeffs 8-1, with 
Dick Smith the sole winner for the 
visitors. Following Dick's win, 
were no more points scored 
by the Polar Bear golfers who 


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then were shut out by the Wil- 
liams and MIT golfers on Friday 
and Saturday, the matches having 
begun simultaneously with the 
baseball and tennis engagements 
at Wesleyan. 

Tracksters Lose Meet 
To Tufts; Mens Tops 
State Javelin Record 

By Jeff Houghton 
Bowdoin came to a defeat at 
the hands of Tufts College in a 
dual track meet, last Saturday but 
the defeat was overshadowed by a 
victory on the part of William Ed- 
ward Seffens of Bowdoin. The 
Tufts team overcame Bowdoin by 
the score of 78 to 57. Bill Seffens 
overcame his previous Maine In- 
tercollegiate record of 198 feet 
3'^ inches, by throwing the javelin 
three times, more than two 
hundred feet. On his third throw 
his mark was 208 feet 10^4 inches. 
Seffens is only in the class of '52, 
so there is no telling what he 
might do in the New England In- 
tercollegiate meet, for his record 
in that is about nine feet less than 
he threw -last Saturday. His first 
throw was just a foot short of the 
200 foot mark, the second one was 
probably his best throw, (about 
210 feet) but it went just outside 
the foul line, which by the way is 
something new in javelin throw- 
ing. It was his third throw that 
made him probably the best javelin 
thrower in New England excluding 
some of the Ivy leaguers. 

The Jumbos' best man seemed 
to be an all around sophomore 
named Bob Jones, who is bound to 
be one of the outstanding track 
men in New England in a couple 
of years, if the service doesn't get 
their hands on him. He won the 
broad jump with a bounce of 22 
feet, 9'4 inches measured from the 
takeoff marker. His actual jump 
was near 24 feet, but it was un- 
fortunate that he was at least a 
foot behind the takeoff when he 
made his j'imp. He won the high 
jump at a height of five geet ten 
inches, which is far below what 
he can do. His coach said that he 
has done 6 feet 5 inches. He tied 
up his point getting after noon by 
taking second place in the hundred 
yard dash and the 220 low hurdles. 
He earned 16 points for the Tufts, 
as well as being the high point 
man for the afternoon. Tufts' 
second high man was Backus who 
took two firsts and a second for 13 
points, while Craig for Tufts was 
their third high man with 10 

Gordy Milliken was Bowdoin's 
high scorer with 13 points earned 
by winning the hundred yard dash 
in ten seconds flat, as well as tak- 
ing first in the 220 yard dash in 
22 seconds flat. He also took a 
third in the broad jump. Don 
Murphy was second high man with 
8 points to his name for his work 

Hindle-Toppan Doubles 
Team Only Scorer As 
Netmen Shut Out Thrice 

Sam Ladd's tennis team fell by 
the wayside in all four of their 
contests being shut out by Wes- 
leyan, Amherst, and MIT, and 
gaining only one point against 
Williams, thanks to Burch Hindle 
and Bob Toppan who were able 
to win their doubles match. 

The scores of the matches were 
9-0 against Wesleyan, 9-0 against 
Amherst, 8-1 against Williams, and 

6-0 against MIT. The court condi- 
tions were so poor against MIT 
that the playing Was cut short at 
the end of the singles since the 
courts were in a practically un- 
playable condition. 

Upon their return, the tennis 
team expressed the belief that if 
they had played Wesleyan at the 
end of the season, the Polar Bears 
might well have taken them de- 
spite the fact that the Wesmen 
shut them out in their recent com- 
petition. Most of the matches, 
they explained, were close, and 
some were very close, and had the 
team had something more behind 
them than three days practice on 
the clay courts, they think that 
they might have made a more re- 
spectable showing, not only 
against Wesleyan, but throughout 
the whole trip- 

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in 120 yard high hurdles, 220 yard 
low hurdles, and the high jump. 
Murphy barely edged out Howitt 
of Tufts by about two feet for his 
first place in the high hurdles. 
Dick Getchell took a third in the 
hfghs and then beat Jones by a 
safe margin in the lows. 

The 440 and the 880 saw Tufts 
take five out of the six places, foj; 
Jack Hone was the only Bowdoin 
man there with a third in the 440. 
It might be said that Hone was in 
with some fairly stiff competition. 
Craig of Tufts took a first in the 
mile and the 880. It should be 
mentioned that Bowdoin is at a 
gi eat loss with Dick Walker out of 
action for quite some time for he 
usually runs in both of these races 
and his times are better th<?n 
those of Tufts. Craig. Also this in- 
volves running men in races that 
are only of fair caliber in those 
particular races, which tires them 
out for races in which they would 
do better than average. 

Tom Damon of Bowdoin played 
with his leading opponent, Semen- 
za, in the two mile run. He let 
Semenza lead the field for six laps 
ahd then he took off, and it wasn't 
possible for anyone in the field to 
touch him. Coperthwaite, Bowdoin, 
and Devin, Tufts, put in rather a 
poor day at the pole vault because 
they only tied for first position at 
11 feet. Undoubtedly the strong 
cold wind hindered them, as it 
hindered Bill Seffens in the javelin. 
On the other hand it helped those 
in the dashes and hurdles. 

The weights present another in- 
teresting story. Lou Wood, Bow- 
doin's hammer, discus, and shot 
put man was a little outclassed 
in the first two events. He took 
thirds in the hammer and discus, 
but he came through and took a 
first in the shot put. Bob Backus 
and Tom Bane Tufts, very good 

Ctmrtasy Portland Sunday Telegram 

hammer and discus men, rate with 
the country's best hammer throw- 
ers. They were taught in these arts 
by a man named Perkins who is 
now an intern at the Massachu- 
setts General Hospital. It so 
happens that Perkins once went 
to Bowdoin and he onCe held the 
world record in the 35 pound ham- 
mer throw. Naturally Perkins had 
been coach'ed by Bowdoin coaches, 
and »I would take a rough guess 
that it was Jack McGee who did 
the coaching. *It was Backus who 
did the breaking of Perkins former 
record, and who now comes up to 
Bowdoin combined with Bane and 
take twenty points in the weights. 
Regardless of the wind, coomess, 
and Bowdoin taught opponents it 
was a good meet to see, it is ad- 
visable not to miss the State Inter- 
collegiate Track Meet next week, 
if you would like to see some good 

Baseball Team Wins Tw*f, 
Drops Two On Road Trip, 
Then Loses 

Other Scores 

Baseball: April 24, Bowdoin JV 18. 
DeerinK 1 : April 28. Bowdoin JV 8, Ex- 
eter Academy 6. 

Tennis: April 30, Bowdoin JV 9, Bruns- 
wick 0. 

Golf: April 30, Bowdoin JV 2, Bruns- 
wick 2. 

The Polar Bears' baseball nine 
returned last Saturday night from' 
their long five-day spring tour with 
a split of their four games against 
Wesleyan, Amherst, WiHiams, and 
MTT. They lost their opener to 
Wesleyan on errors, 8-7, in 10 
innings, and came back to win a 
thriller from Williams, 2-0 in 
thirteen innings, aided and abetted 
by a 10-innmg shutout pitching 
job by Jim Hebert. 

Amherst handed the visiting 
Polar Bears a decisive 6-1 defeat, 
and the White finished off their 
jaunt by Whipping MTT, 5-2, with a 
three-run, tie-breaking seventh 
inning rally. 

Wesleyan 8, Bowdoin 7 

The Bowdoin baseball team 
blew its first road game on this 
long trip by booting the ball 
around m the ninth and tenth inn- 
ings to allow Wesleyan to tie up a 
7-5 Ball game and score the win- 
ner to end it all in the tenth. 

For the Polar Bears, Louis 
Audet started the ban gatne, gave 
up four runs, all m the second inn- 
ing, and retired in the sixth in 
favor of Art Bishop, the victim of 
the later misplays. Big hitters for 
the Polar Bears were Andy Lano, 
playing second base for the second 
time in the season, Freddy Fiem- 
mmg, and Freddy George, all Wfth 
two hits apiece. 

The runs for the Polar Bears 
[came in groups of four, two", and 
one respectively. In the third, after 
the Wesmen had tallied four times, 
two Bowdoin batters were retired, 
then Lano and Graff singled, 
Flemming doubled, and Jim Deck- 
er belted a long home run to clear 
the bases and give the MacFayden- 
men a tie. In the seventh, walks 
to Bishop and Lano, d fielder's 
choice, a George single* and an- 
other fielder's choice gave the 
Polar Bears two more and a two 
run lead. Wesleyan came back 
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doin matched then* m the eighth, a wtn. Twice before, Art appear** 

then came the fateful ninth 

To open the ninth, Bishop got 
the first two men, and* the game ' 
.looked in the bag. An error oh a 
ground ball by Wolfe, a single, 
sending the lead runner to third, 
and another chopper which eluded 
Ray Petterson and went out mt<r 
rigrrt field allowed one run to 
score, and the second 1 scored a* 
the Polar Bears were vaflrdy trying 
to run down the baserunner be- 
tween first and second before that 
second run could score. They got 
the man but not before the run 
tying up the game couhf be" scored. 
Bowdoin was unable to score hi' 
the tenth, going down one-two^ 
three, and Wesleyan came to bat. 
The first hitter singled; but w** 
thrown out at second when he 
tried to advance on a pitch that 
got away from Graff. The ne*t 
hitter hit into a fleMePs choice 
getting the second man. A ground- 
ball then broke through Corby 
Wolfe for an error allowing the 
baserunner to score the" whining 

inrellet, but he had not previously 
been in a decision. 

The Polar Bears really flashed 
one quality that has been lacking 
to them all season so* far today, 
and thart was their strong defen- 
sive game'. They made only one 
errot in the field as they beat th* 
Purple of WilHamstown- last 
Thursday in their own back yard 
2-0, in thirteen innings. 

Andy Lano, who finally seems 
to have established himself at one 
position on the field, second base, 
was caBed upon to put one 6f 
hf* heretofore undisplayed base- 
ban talents on the line, and did 
so admirably. Andy came to the 
mound in the 11th inning and 
pitched shutout ball for the re- 
mafnder of the game, yielding two 
hits, walking nobody, and striking 
out three opftonertts. Andy, of 
course, gained credit for the vic- 
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at the end, but this cannot serve 
to cause one to overlook the 

run ending the ball game, and Art brilliant performance turned in by 
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Yale Group Publishes 
"Going Places" Guide 
To Men Going Places 

[Continued from Page /] 
About 40 college girl* from the 20 
^Neges supplied "inside" facts 
•J^ttit their own campus to aid 
^Jing men. In addition, the Yale 
""•dents have drawn on their own 
Weekend experiences to add to the 

Under Skidmore College, for in- 
stance, the Yale editors have 
written In part: "Saratoga's crowd 

' the past generation, replete 

'th gamblers, sportsmen, and 
cosmopolites would never have 
dreamed that their favorite resort 
Would be graced by a woman's 
college " 

Then there are bits of warning, 
■uch as found under Smith Col- 
lege: "Any shy young lads should 
not plan to arrive at either 1 or 
6 p.m. since at those times the 
entire house is downstairs waiting 
for a signal to enter the dining 
room. At almost any hour, how- 
ever, be prepared for the assort- 
ment of girls who will eye you 
from their perpetual bridge games 
on the floor." 

"Vassar weekends almost in- 
variably include picnics, so be sure 
to bring old clothes with you," the 
book advises, and also gives this 
information about Sarah Lawrence 
College: "Invariably, you'll be 
screened by Ernest, the omni- 
present night watchman. His is 
the job of seeing that the dormi- 
tory living rooms are vacated by 
12:30 on weekdays and 1:30 on 

About Radcliffe, the Yale editors 
have this reassuring bit: "Al- 
though Radcliffe College has been 
known in the environs of Boston 
as the Harvard Annex, you can 
still a Radcliffe girl from a Har- 
vard man, even a mile away." 

Of the 20 colleges outlined in 
"Going Places," 19 are real 
schools, the twentieth is mytho- 
logical. The editors have created 
a non-existent woman's college 
located on a non-existent hill in 
New Hampshire. Life there is easy 
and the regulations lax, and the 
editors are hoping that the 19 
other colleges may follow 6uit. 

Glee Club Sings 
At Colby Junior 

[Continued from Page i] 
men became acquainted with this 
charming lady, and felt a real 
regret when the time came for 
them to leave. The greeting of 
warmth and friendship, kind hos- 
pitality, and the fond goodnight 
at the end of the day, made the 
men feel something strange inside. 

The rough, winding roads of the 
backwoods, caused some car sick- 
ness, heavy traffic in the metro- 
polis of Potter's Place slowed the 
bus and the cars down a bit, and 
the super highway from Potter's 
Place to New London was unusual- 
ly crowded with the weekend rush 
— but the club arrived at full 
strength. After the afternoon re- 
hearsal, the members of the club 
and their handpicked escorts ad- 
journed to the soft lights and 
music which lent atmosphere to 
the exclusive Hilltoppcr Club 
where the evening meal was serv- 

The Burpee Butt, a campus 
rendezvous, was the scene of a 
gathering of the Bowdoin men and 
their dates before the concert. 
Songs helped to acclimate the 
voices to the New Hampshire air, 
but many were left unfinished, 
either because of the lack of know- 
ledge of all the words, or because 
of an innate fear of corrupting the 
male visitors. 

The mixed concert showed the 
results of this training, and was 
received enthusiastically. Rica 
Victor and his 45 Rotations played 
at a dance held in honor of the 
gingers. The festivities ended with 
two choruses of the popular hit, 
"The Dorm Closes At Twelve." 
with the solo by a man in a police 
uniform blowing a tin whistle. 

The club returned to Brunswick 
on Sunday morning, tireder and 
no wiser, with a look in the future 
toward "Pops" on- May 17th in 

More than 80 percent of all acci- 
dents last year on our streets and. 
highways involved vehicles going 
straight. ^^ 

Baseball Team Splits 
On Spring Road Trip 

[ Continued from Page 3 J 

out innings, giving up eight hits, 
walking only four, and striking 
out nine. This was a great stint 
by the sophomore Polar Bear 
flinger who has been written off 
by some armchair managers- as 
heeding more experience to solve 
his wild streak. Four walks, nine 
strikeouts, eight hits, and no runs 
in ten innings ought to be con- 
sidered about par for the course' 
in most leagues. 

Along with Hebert and Lano, 
Wally Bartlett deserves special re- 
cognition for his three hits at the 
plate, one of which got him on 
base so that Art Bishop could send 
him around with the winning 
marker in the thirteenth. No other 
player, regular or otherwise, got 
more than a single safe blow for 
the visiting White. 

The Bowdoin victory came as a 
result of a Bartlett single and a 
long Bishop blast to left center 
good for two bases and which 
chased Wally all the way around 
from first and what proved to be 
the winning run of the ball game. 
For insurance purposes, Andy 
Lano sent a long fly into the daisies 
to score Bishop who had taken 
third on the throw-in in an at- 
tempt to nab Bartlett at the plate 
after Art's double. Handy Andy 
was able to set down the side in 
their home half of the thirteenth 
to nail down the win for Bowdoin, 
thus evening their away series at 
one victory and one defeat, that 
being at the hands of Wesleyan 
on Wednesday. 

As mentioned before. Art Bishop 
went the route for Bowdoin giving 
up eight hits, walking one, and 
striking out two men for the win. 
Amos Dixon, Tech starter, also 
lasted the full nine innings, giving 
up only six bingles, a single walk, 
and striking out ten men to turn 
in a magnificent effort although a 
losing one. 

Again, the Polar Bears were 
able to take advantage of the 
situations presented to them by 
bunching their few hits to score 
runs, and again they were porous 
in the field. A check of their field- 
ing through the games leaves much 


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Wesleyan where they lost the 
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none of their opponents in the 
state are weak sisters despite the 
fact that Bowdoin has licked them 
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Amherst 6, Bowdoin 1 
Sophomore Bob Dehlendorf 
hurled the Lord Jeffs to a 6-1 
triumph over the Polar Bears thus 
handing them their second defeat 
of the trip against a single victory. 
The rookie Dehlendorf, making his 
first start in varsity competition, 
pitched brilliantly, and did not al- 
low the Bowdoin men a run until 

the eighth when McGovern and 

Bartlett walked, Bishop singled, 
and Andy Lano sent a long fly to 
center scoring Johnny. 

Off of the sensational sopho- 
more's offerings, the Bowdoin nine 
were able to whack out eight hits, 
but they weren't able to score, 
despite these bingles, except in 
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For the Polar Bears, Merle Jor- 
dan went the distance, giving up 
six runs, nine hits, three bases on 
balls, and striking out three. Four 
of the Amherst runs were earned, 
and Bowdoin 's sole marker was 

Walt Bartlett, Art Bishop, and 
Freddy Flemming were the big 
guns for Bowdoin, Bartlett getting 
his fifth and sixth hits in the three 
games to date. Jim Decker's only 
hit, a home run blast, was the 
first homer of the season for the 
Polar Bears. 

Bowdoin 5, MIT 2 

The Polar Bears finished off 
their extended journey through the 
wilds of southern New England 
last Saturday by rallying to trip 
the scientists of Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology at Cam- 
bridge to even the weekend record 
at two wins against an equal num- 
ber of losses. 

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peared three times previously on 
the mound in relief roles. Biggest 
contributors to the six-hit attack 
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bats of the White this season. Each 
added two hits to the fray while 
Corby Wolfe and Art Bishop com- 
pleted the list of safe hitters. 

Bowdoin got off to a fast start 
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Andy Lano brought him home. 

Tech came back in their half of 
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first of the seventh when Lano 

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Freddy Flemming singled to left 
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Ivy Colleges Called 
Mere Country Clubs 

Roger W. Babson, President and 
founder of Babson Institute, stated 
recently that many of the colleges 
of the country had degenerated to 
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losing faith in the 'Ivy collages". 
He further states "... merely go- 
ing to college does not necessarily 
mean getting an education. In 
many cases it means four more 
years of loafing." 

He states that the real reason 
why many Liberal Arts colleges 
are having a hard time getting stu- 
dents is not the draft, but that so 
many employers do not want men 
from these institutions. 

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southern tour will be aired. This 
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BOTA To Beam Broadcasts 
From Campus This Evening 

Station WBOA. .ormerly known | be an ORIENT interview, a Facul- 
as Bowdoin on the Air. will for- ty Commentary, and a Foreign 
mally and officially open tonight at Student interview. Campus Person- 


During the past year, BOTA has 
been presenting a series of weekly 
programs under the auspices of 
Station WGAN in Portland, and in 
the meantime has been working to 
construct and perfect a campus 
station which would serve the stu- 
dents living on campus. WBOA is 
now ready to go on the air five 
hours daily, six days a week. 

A tentative format of the pro- 
grams will be as follows: 7:00-7:30 
popular music, 7:30-8:00 special 
features, 8:00-8:10 campus and na- 
tional news, 8:10-8:30 special fea- 
tures, 8:30-9:30 music (various 
types), 9:30 news, 9:35-11:00 class- 
ical music, 11:00-11:15 campus and 
national news and sports roundup, 
11:15-12:00 music, sign off at 12:00. 

The special features for tonight 

alities, Guest Star, and a recording 
of the Glee Club Concert at Colby 
Jr. will be the special features for 
Friday. The station does not go on 
the air Saturdays. 

WBOA, which is 820 on your 
dial, has a broadcasting range of 
approximately a quarter of a mile, 
and since the power goes only 
through the campus lines, it is 
doubtful if the ATO and Chi Psi 
fraternity houses will get good re- 

The officers for WBOA are: Sta- 
tion Mgr. Linwood A. Morrell '52, 
Program Director David C Dean 
'52, Chief announcer Bruce C. Mc- 
Gorrill b$. Chief Engineer Bruce 
Wald jf53, and Business Mgr. C. 
Russell Kelleran '52. 

A long playing recording of Han- 
del's Messiah as sung by the com- 

Boyd, Forker, Marshall Dean Kendrick States 

will be an ORIENT Quizz in which bined Bowdoin and Colby Glee 

students will be phoned at random 
to answer questions on material 
covered in tonight's issue. Those 
answering the questions correctly 
will win samples of the products 
made by the sponsors. Guest Star, 
^ program sponsored by the L'S 
Treasury will follow. Later will 
come the Union Coffee Hour, a pro- 
gram of candid comments and in- 
terviews by a roving reporter. On 
Tuesday the special features will 

Clubs has been produced by WBOA 
and is now on sale for $3.75 at the 
studio room. 

Next Tuesday. WBOA is having 
a formal banquet for Messrs. Peter 
Farnham and Creighton Gatchell 
of WGAN, and various campus 
personalities such as Pres. K. C. M. 
Sills, Prof. F. E. T. Tillotson, Dean 
Kendrick, and Mr. Wilder, in Stu- 
dio A as a celebration of the in- 
auguration of the new station. 

Locke Directs Crosby 
And Choral Society 
In Mem. Hall Concert • 

Constance Gagnon and C. Rus- 
sell Crosby '51 were featured as 
soloists at a concert presented by 
the Brunswick Choral Society in 
Memorial Hall last Wednesday 

Director Russell Locke seemed 
to have excellent control of the 
chorus at all times. Particularly to 
be commended was the ensemble, 
which was so good that in many 
places the chorus seemed as one 

The control of dynamics was also 
excellent. There was, notably in 
Faurc's Beq ii twUfr many a breath- 
taking decres'cendo to a sudden' 
pianissimo from a climax. The only 
thing to be desired was a little 
more volume, but because of the 
limited numbers of the group, it 
was wise directing on the part of 
Professor Locke, for the sake of the 
tone, to keep the chorus from ex- 
cessive fortes. ' 

The parts were well-balanced 
with one another, with the result 
that contrapuntal lines were suc- 
cessfully brought out. 

Soloists Constance Gagnon, so- 
prano, and Russell Crosby '51, bari- 
tone, acquitted themselves nobly, 
Miss Gagnon, in her solo in Faure's 
Requiem, had a delightful combin- 
ation of clarity, lyricism, and rich- 
ness in .her voice — the tones that 
came out were refreshingly pure. 

Mr. Crosby's notes seemed to 
flow forth with a notable lack of 
strain; his interpretation of the 
solo part in the Faure was parti- 
cularly enjoyable. 

Perhaps, however, the basic key 
to the success of the concert was 
the control which Director Locke 
had over his chorus — because of 
this control, he was able to achieve 
to the utmost the effects desired. 

Plans For Ivy Solidify 
With Formal, Ballgame, 
Big Parties Scheduled 

With Ivy Weekend now a little 
more than a week away, plans for 
the weekend to be held May 18-20 
are rapidly being completed by the 
Ivy Committee led by Merle R 
Jordan '52. 

As previously announced, the 
band for the Ivy Formal which will 
be held on Friday, May 18, will be 
Ralph Stuart's Orchestra. The band 
which is from Providence, R.I. has 
played at many proms at a num- 
ber of New England colleges in- 
cluding Harvard, Rhode Island, 
Brown, Mount Holyoke, and Wel- 

The dance will be held as usual 
in the Sargent Gymnasium and 
will be run from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 
a.m. In addition to the orchestra 
which includes a singing trio and 
a vocalist, the Meddiebempstcrs 
will sing during the intermission. 

Tickets arc available at $4.80 
from any member of the Ivy Com- 

Saturday, the first event of the 
day will be the Annual Ivy Day 
ceremonies which will be held on 
the steps of the Walker Art Build- 
ing beginning at 11:00 a.m. The 
ceremonies which should not last 
over one half an hour will be fol- 
lowed in the afternoon by a base- 
ball game between the Polar Bears 
and Bates. The state scries battle 
will start at 2:30 p.m. 

Also of uppermost interest Sat- 
urday afternoon will be the frater- 
nity trips which will take students 
and their Ivy dates to various 
ocean and lake beaches in this sec- 
tion of the state. 

The scheduled events for the 
weekend will be concluded Satur- 
day evening by fraternity dances 
in their chapter houses. 

Masque And Gown Has Sure Hit 
With Houseparty Play "Dulcy" 

by T. Ellis McKinney '54 

While attending a regular' re- 1 nearly as good as it will after a 
hearsal of the Ivy Houseparty | visit from the piano-tuner. Dulcy's 
Play, "Dulcy," a fast moving Am- , husband Gordon Smith is portray- 

crican comedy by George S. Kauf- 
man and Marc Connelly, it appear- 
ed quite certain to me that the 
Masque and Gown Players really 
have another hit. 

Throwing myself upon the crew 
of unsuspecting actors, I found 
everyone bubbling with enthusi- 
asm. Having started rehearsals for 
the production on April 15th, the 
thespians are working feverishly in 
an effort to perfect th.cir produc- 
tion before opening night on May 

"Dulcy" dates back to the suc- 
cessful theatre season of 1921-22 
when it packed .houses in Chicago 
and New York. With its gentle hu- 
mor, outlandish costumes, and love 
scenes between Vincent Gookin Jr. 
'52 and Marilyn Brackett. it makes 
the perfect play for presentation 
during Ivy Houseparty Week. 

Not every day is it possible to 
find a play in which the actors are 
as well cast as they are in "Dul- 
cy". Mrs. Richard L. Chittim. who 
plays the role of Dulciana, a brash 
bromidic busybody around whom 
the action of the play revolves, 
flings herself into the play 
like Mary Martin in "South 
Pacific." As Schuyler Van Dyke 

cd by William H. Hazen '52. Ronald 
A. Lander '54 has the part of Bill 
Parker, her brother. Frank J. Far- 
rington '53 is good in the amusing 
role of C. Rogers Forbes, brash 
owner of Forbes Jewelry Company 
Incorporated. Nancy McKecn plays 
the role of his wife, and Marilyn 
Brackett interprets the character 
of their daughter Angela who finds 
herself suddenly caught in a farci- 
cal triangle between Gookin and 

T. Neal Wilder Jr. '52, in the role 
of Tom Starrett, advertising engin- 
eer for C. Rogers Forbes, adds to 

Leach. Gookin is going to give a 
realistic, and natural performance 
on opening night. Alden E. Rin- 
quist '54 takes the part of Blair 
Patterson, Schuyler Van Dyke's 
cousin who arrives on the scene in 
order to take the eccentric Schuy- 
ler back home. In the hole of Hen- 
ry, the paroled butler, H. Church 
Semple '53 gives a conivneing per- 

Not all of the actors have, as yet 
mastered their lines and stage busi- 
ness. The players have a tremen- 
dous amount of work to do in the 
eight rehearsals between now and 
opening night. Although the re 

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the summer of 1952. Mr. Thomas 
A. Means, Joseph E. Merrill, Pro- 
fessor of the Greek Language and 
Literature, and Richard L. Chittim. 
Assistant Professor of Mathemat- 
ics, also studied at Oxford as 
Rhodes Scholars. 

Roger Boyd plans to to attend a 
new university in England,- the 
University College of North Staf- 
fordshire at Stoke-on-Trent where 
he will study economics for the 
following year. 

Grover Marshall will use his 
Fulbright Award to study French 
literature at Besancon, which is lo- 
cated three hundred miles south of 
3 aris and about fifty miles from 
the Swiss border. 

Elmo Giordanetti, who has also 
been named a Woodrow Wilson 
Fellpw at Princeton University, is 
expected to accept the Woodrow 
Wilson Fellowship rather than the 
Fulbright award, which would be 
for study at the University of Gre- 
noble, France. 

Besides the aforementioned Bow- 
doin men, there are also two mem- 
bers of the faculty who have been 
awarded Fulbright Research 
Grants. Mr. James A. Storer, As- 
sistant Professor of Economics, is 
going to the Philippine Islands 
while Mr. Albert S. Roe, Assistant 
Professor of Art, and Curator of 
the Art collections, is traveling to 

Mr. Philip Wilder, Fulbright 
Award advisor, reports, "that while 
no definite word has been received 
yet, it Is reasonably sore t h a t ■ L or- 
ing Hart '48 has received a Ful- 
bright Award for studying Natural 
Sciences in Austria." 

Mr. Wilder also advises any Ju- 
niors interested in competition for 
1952 and 1953 Fulbright Awards to 
contact him at their convenience. 

Summer Session Men 
All To Live In Dorms 

Off-Campus Rooming: 
Will Only Be Permitted 
Sparingly Next Fall 

Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick an- 
nounced recently that due to the 
limited number of men enrolled in 
the summer trimester, none of the 
fraternity houses will be open as 
residences this summer. 

Dean Kendrick explained that 
the statistics at present indicate a 
small enrollment and consequently 
for reasons of finances and ad- 
minstration, all men who are not 
married or living at home will live 
in the three or four dormitories 
which will be open. 

The fraternity men living in the 
dormitories may upon petition to 
the Bursar ocilate and all live in 
the same wing of the dorm. 

The present register includes 
fifty freshman and two hundred 
undergraduates from Bowdoin and 
other colleges. 

The Dean also announced that 
arrangements are being made for 
the operation of two or three 
fraternity houses for dining rooms 
and some social use to be done on 
a pool basis. The fraternities ex- 
pected to be open are the AD, TD, 
and DKE Houses. The Union will 
be open and all freshmen "will eat 
there in accordance with the 
policy of no rushing during the 

As far as rooming in the Fall, 
the Dean stated that the number 
of men expected back, again with 
the exception of men living at 
Home or married, will approxi- 
mately equal the housing capacity 
of the College and the fraternity 
houses. In order to protect the 
College and the fraternities, per- 
mission to live off campus will be 
given sparingly and only to the ex- 
tent of any margin that might 
exist, and students should not 
make any binding arrangements 
off campus. If, however, a number 
of students complain that the 
fraternities are not supplying an 
atmosphere conducive to study, 
the College will cease to protect 
the houses and start giving per- 


NO. 5 

Bump, Ivers Awarded 
(Stations At ROTCs 
1st Formal Inspection 

Nine Cadet Officers 
Receive Distinguished 
Service Certificates 

Take Notice 

All men expecting to attend the 
summer session should register 
either today or tomorrow. Some- 
time this week all Sophomores will 
sign up for a major. Those men 
not expecting to attend the sum- 
mer session will register for the 
Fall during the week of May 21-25. 

* » * » 

Dean Kendrick wishes to rccom- 
ment strongly that any men who 
have not signed up for the Selec- 
tive Service Qualification Test 
should do so immediately. In gen- 
eral, all men should take this test, 

the Dean advised. 

• • * * 

Robert P. Tristram Coffin, Bow- 
doin's Pierce Professor of Poetry, 
will have his thirty-ninth book, On 
the Green Carpet, published by the 
Bobbs-Merrill Company on May 18. 

The 227 page valume, which will 
include the seven public lectures 
that he has given at the Univer- 
sity of Cincinnati, where he is now 
lecturing while on a leave of ab- 
sence from Bowdoin, will also have 
a selected number of his poems 
which were previously unpublished. 

The book will include several 
pen-and-ink drawings by Dr. Cof- 
fin to illustrate the text. 

The Brunswick Schools' Music 
Department will present a concert 
featuring Rubinoff and his violin at 
the High School Auditorium May 
11 at 8:15. 

The violinist has attained na- 
tional recognition and complimen- 
tary publicity wherever he has ap- 
peared. The student admission fee 
is sixty cents. 

Tallman Prof. Gives 
Lecture This Evening 

George A. Paul, Visiting Lectur- 
er in Philosophy at Bowdoin Col- 
lege under the Tallman Founda- 
tion, will deliver two public lec- 
tures in the Moulton Union on the 
College campus on the evenings of 
Wednesday, May 9 and 16. 

His lecture subject on May 9 will 

be "Ideologies" and on May 16 he 
the v^tahtyof the play. As Vmcent ^i discuss .. Discovcry in the 

a friendly nut with great, hcarsal w^ j attended was far 
dreams, AUen F. Hethenngton Jr. | Irom professional. I am sure that 
54 doesa President Truman at the I the sustained enthusiasm and in- 
pmno. The piano was out of tune tense work of the actors will lift 
H£m \r,T>i the rehe ?"al Sunday the quality of performance and 
night, and the music did not sound I please Ivy audiences. 

Familiar." The lectures will begin 
at 8:15 o'clock. 

Mr. Paul is a native of Scotland 
and holds the degree of Master of 
Arts from St. Andrews University 
in Scotland, from Cambridge, and 
from Oxford. He taught for several 
years in Australia 1 , and since 1945 
has served as Fellow, Tutor and 
Praelector in Philosophy at Uni- 
versity College, Oxford. 

The Tallman Foundation was 
established in 1928 by gift of 
Frank G. Tallman. A.M., of Wil- 
mington, Del. Under its auspices 
lecturers have been brought to the 
College from England. France, 
Italy, Germany, Austria, Chile, 
Canada, China and Northern 
Ireland. In addi'..v.n to their teach- 
ing in the Colkge, each is expected 
to deliver two or more'public lec- 

'51 Bugle To Feature 
New Layout, Says Gott 

This year's "Bugle," the under- 
graduate yearbook, is being pub- 
lished in a completely new format, 
according to Editor Richard T. 
Gott '52. 

The most striking departure 
from former years will be the in- 
clusion of a number of four-color 
prints. The cartoon motif of last 
year will not be used, but there is 
an overall emphasis on informality. 

Faced by the challenge of a 
smaller appropriation, the year 
book staff has responded with a 
number of ' improvisations which 
are planned to make the 1951 
"Bugle" of traditional quality. The 
new lay-out includes more photo- 
graphs than have ever been used, 
with larger spreads being given 
to the Glee Club and Masque and 
Gown. The space allotted to other 
organizations, however, will re- 
main approximately the same as 
last year's, since every phase of 
campus life has been covered. 

Write ups have been done by 
student participants in the activi- 
ties covered, and it is expected that 
this policy will result in a number 
of more interesting feature 

It was hoped that the publica- 
tion date of last year, when the 
"Bugle" was ready for distribution 
two weeks before Ivy, might be 
matched. In spite of numerous 
difficulties, deadlines were met 
and the material sent to the 
printer more than two months ago, 
but present indications are that 
a rush of better-paying work has 
moved the "Bugle" further back 
on the printer's schedule. 

Editor Gott expressed some con- 
cern about student interest. "The 
Bugle is thought of as something 
for the other, fellow to do," he ex- 
plained. Many of this year's work- 
ers were recruited through their 
fraternities, and it is feared that 
this system, if continued, will fail 
to produce a campus-wide interest 
in the project for future years. 

The staff this year includes 
Editor Gott; Assistant Editors 
Richard T. Goodman '53, Anthony 
K. Kennedy III '53, and George L. 
Reef '53; Business Manager 
Charles R. Kelleran '53; Photo- 
graphy Editor John A. Ritshcr '52; 
and David F. Conrod '51, Charles 
A. Jortberg HI '51, Martin G. 
Levine '53, Bruce C. McGorrill '53. 
Campbell B. Niven '52, and 
JMenelaos G. Rizoulis '52. 

Cadet Lt Col. Jack A. Bump '51 
and Cadet First Lieutenant John 
L. Ivers '52 were awarded the 
National Defense Transportation 
citations Tuesday, May 8, at the 
first annual formal inspection of 
the Bowdoin ROTC Transportation 
Corps unit. 

The formal inspection which 
took place during the afternoon 
at Whittier Field, was highlighted 
by the presentation of awards and 
certificates of honor to nine cadet 
officers. . , 

The two awards, given by the 
National Defense Transportation 
Association, were presented to a 
junior and senior whose scholastic 
standing and military bearing 
merited acknowledgement. Lt. Col. 
Bump's citation was in the form 
of a gold key chain and NDTA gold 

Seven other cadet officers — 
Maj. Lloyd Wallis Jr. '51, Capt. 
Robert P. Kennedy Jr. '51, Capt. 
John A. Littlefield '51, Second Lt. 
Philip Siekman Jr. '53, Second Lt. 
Richard A. Hall '52, Second Lt. 
John C. Phillips '52, and Second 
Lt. Donald A. Carman '52 — were 
awarded citations as "Distinguish- 
ed Military Cadets" for their out- 
standing work both in class and on 
the drill field. Bump and Ivers 
were also awarded this distinguish- 
ed cadet citation. 

The awards were presented by 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills, ac- 
companiecLby the inspecting team, 
headed by» Col. Walter W. Boon, 
TC, Deputy "Commander of the 
Boston Army Base, and assisted 
by Col. Lloyd W. Goeppert, Arty., 
Chief of the Maine Military Dis- 
trict, and by Capt. Lyle E. Doty, 
AGC, of the Personnel Division, 
Headquarters, New England Sub- 

The team of reviewers complete- 
ly inspected every military func- 
tion which the college offers, and 
visited many of the college non- 
military installations. The inspec- 
tion tour included a consulation 
with Col. Walter H. Kennett, TC, 
4 Professor of Military Science and 
Tactics, inspection of the motor 
equipment and arms at the 
Armory, a demonstration in rig- 
ging, a map reading class, inspec- 
tion of the supply rooms, a demon- 
stration in Port Operations, and 
the highlight of the entire inspec- 
tion—the review and ceremony of 
presentation at Whittier Field. 

After the command of "Pass in 
review" was given by Battalion 
Commander Lt. Col. Bump, the 
newly-formed ROTC band, headed 
by Cadet Sgt. Gordon W. Stearns 
'54, led the unit by the reviewing 
stand. Company "C," headed by 
Captain George Milligan IU '49, 
furnished the color guard for this 

The formal inspection marked 
the conclusion of the Tuesday 
afternoon drill periods for all 
ROTC students. All the work of 
preparation for the final review 
—the climax to the year's work- 
was in the hands of the ROTC 
Staff assisted by the Battalion 
Staff and company officers. 

GetchelFs Victories Pace 
Track Team To State Title 

Alpha Delt Songsters First 
In Maine Quartet Contest 

Commander MacMillan 
To Give Talk On Arctic 
Experiences Tomorrow 

Commander Donald B. Mac- 
Millian '98 will deliver another of 
his highly entertaining and in- 
teresting lectures on the Far 
.North to members of the college 
gathered in Memorial Hall this 
Thursday night. 

Commander MacMillan. who has 
spent more than forty of his 
seventy-five years in the arctic 
area, is one of the greatest living 
experts on the geography and in- 
habitants (both Eskimo and 
animal) of that part of the world. 
He began his career as an explorer 
in 1909 when as assistant to 
Admiral Peary, another Bowdoin 
man. he was a member of the ex- 
pedition which discovered the 
North Pole. 

Since then he has made 28 more 
trips into the arctic zone in war 
and peace and has added more 
than any other man to the world's 
knowledge of that little-known 
area. He has led expeditions over- 
land on foot and dog-sled, by sea 
in the schooner Bowdoin, and by 
air, having been the leader of the 
first expedition ever to use planes 
in the American arctic in 1925. 

During both world wars his 
knowledge of the arctic proved to 
be invaluable to his country. In 
1917, upon returning from a four 
year expedition searching for an- 
other continent which Peary had 
thought existed in the North, he 
enlisted in the navy as a Chief 
Quartermaster, turning down an 
offer of a commission as major in 
the army. During World War II 
he served the government as an 
"Expert in Arctic Geography'' and 
his efforts helped preserve Green- 
[Continuc d on fage 2] 

A self-organized group of four 
Bowdoin Alpha Delts successfully 
outsung 16 other male quartets be- 
fore a capacity audience of 2500 in 
Bangor's municipal auditorium last 
Friday night, May 4th. 

This second annual "Parade of 
Quartets Contest", which is spon- 
sored by the "Bangor Daily News", 
is designed to stimulate interest in 
four-part harmonizing. This year's 
competition was open to any group 
of four singing associates who 
wished to enter and it included 17 
male and two women's quartets. 

The baritone for the winning 
A.D. singing combination was 
Bucksporfs E. Donald Blodgett '51, 
past-president of the A.D. House 
and recent leader of the Alpha 
Delts when they won the 15th an- 
n u a 1 "Bowdoin Interfraternity 
Sing". Second tenor John A. Kohl- 
berg '52, a Cranston, R.I. resident, 
made his first public appearance 
with the quartet which had won 
third place honors in last year's 
contest. The two end men in the 
A.D. lineup, bass Robert J. Eaton 
'51 and first tenor George T. Vose 
'51, both ex-members of Bowdoin's 
famed double quartet, the Meddie- 
bempsters, were performing in 
their own home town. 

The competition in this year's 
singing was described as consider- 
ably stiffer than that of last year's 
initial contest. The Bowdoin group 
was faced mostly with middle-aged 
veteran songsters, although sever- 
al other student .quartets were en- 
tered. Many Bowdoin undergrad- 
uates travelled to Bangor to hear 
the "Parade of Quartets-Contest" 
but the applause showed a definite 
audience partiality }o the several 
older, local groups. The first place 
Bowdoin winners each received a 
Benrus wrist watch for their ef- 

A quartet of recently inducted 
ATO's from Iowa's Simpson Col- 
lege, who are presently stationed 

at Bangor's Dow Air Force Base, 
were granted the second place po- 

A second Bowdoin sing combina- 
tion, the Ransi tones, a quartet of 
Zeta Psi representatives also en- 
tered into the vocal competition. 
They included tenor Richard B. 
Drisko '51, baritone Lawrence T. 
Dwight '54, lead William H. Hazen 
'52 and bass Leroy P. Heely '51. 

The winners, who did not make 
their final selection of songs until 
the morning of the contest, had 
practiced among themselves for 
over a week preceding the singing 
competition. Their program includ- 
ed two Negro spirituals, "The Old 
Arks A Movin' '', and "Got My 
Feet Wet", a favorite fraternity 
song, "One, Two, Tree, Four" and 
the familiar "Carolina in the Morn- 
ing." They also partook in the fin- 
ale, a combined harmonizing of 
the 19 quartets, on the old favorite, 
"I Had a Dream. Dear." 

The "Bangor Daily News" head- 
lined the winners as "Bowdoin 
Songsters", thus making the sec- 
ond time in eight days that Bow- 
doin had won favorable publicity 
on behalf of undergraduate voices. 
It was on April 25th that the Inter- 
fraternity Sing had been broadcast 
over Portland Radio Station. 

The Bowdoin Outing Club will 
hold a Bicycle Show in the base- 
ment of the Moulton Union at 8:00 
tomorrow evening, it was announc- 
ed this week. 

E. C. Heintz, cycling enthusiast 
and agent for British bicycle firms, 
will display ten models in the Out- 
ing Club room and lower corridor 
of the Union. Along with standard 
models of the Rudge, Dawes, Phil- 
lips and Hercules bicycles, Hemtz 
will feature an 8-speed, Dawes 
"Commando". Any cycling ques- 
tions will be answered and the pub- 
lic is invited. 

"Big Push" Made By ROTC 
Into Surrounding Terrain 

Maine Close Second 
As Polar Bears Win 
Title For 30th Time 

Murphy, Mi Hi ken. 
Wood, Coperthwaitc, 
Seffens Take Firsts 

Coach Jack Magee's trackmen 
won the Maine State Inter- 
collegiate track and field cham- 
pionship for the 30th time in 52 
years as superiority in short dis- 
tance runs and field events more 
than matched Maine's prowess in 
the middle and long distances. 
Bowdoin with 66 points to Maine's 
55H avenged last year's one point 
defeat at the hands of Maine. 
Colby beat out Bates 7 to 6V to 
take third place. 

Bowdoin picked up the team 
honors as Dick Getchell, sopho- 
more star, was awarded the Hill- 
man Trophy, the award given the 
most outstanding trackman. 
Getchell, this year's only triple 
winner, replaces Don Murphy who 
won the award last year. There 
was no doubt in the minds of the 
500 spectators who watched the 
meet that "Getchell, who won the 
high hurdles, the low hurdles, and 
the 220 yard dash, would win the 

The spectators at Colby's Mas- 
flower Hill were treated to one of 
the most exciting trackmeets in 
recent years as witnessed by the 
closeness of the score at the end 
of the 11th event on the 15 event 
card. At that time, the University 
of Maine was leading Bowdoin 
45^ to 44 by virtue of Jack 
Wathen's victory in the 880. But 
this was Maine's last gasp as Bow- 
doin captured 22 of the last 36 

Dick Getchell gained two of his 
victories in the last four events by 
leading Don Murphy and*Bcn Coe 
to the wire in the low hurdles and 
Gordy Milliken and Don Green of 
Maine in the 220 yard dash. Green 
was last year's "champion in the 

In the high jump, Bowdoin^ Don 
Murphy and> Colby's Ted Lallier 
tied at 6 feet % inches. The bar 
was raised to 6 feet 1% inches, hut 
neither Murphy nor Lallier was 
able to make the height. Maine 
lost a lot of ground in the high 
jump by only managing to place 

The discus throw was the only 
event of the last four in which 
Maine was able to score more than 
one. point. Milbank, one of Maine's 
double winners, took first place 
with a heave of 132 feet US 
inches. He was followed by Gorden 
of Maine and John Phillips of Bow- 
doin. Phillips earlier in the day 
had amazed the officials by toss- 
ing the discus a distance of 1 IS 
feet 4'/6 Inches on two different 
occasions. None of the veteran 
track officials had ever witnessed 
steh a duplication in a champion- 
ship track meet. 

The only new Maine Inter- 
collegiate track record was set by 
Bill Seffens of Bowdoin, exceeding 
[ Continued on Page j ] 

'by Charles W. Schoeneman '53 

(Practical experience was 
thought a necessity in teaching 
the members of the ROTC course 
M.S. 12 the use of map and com- 
pass under night conditions. There- 
fore, last week, for four nights, 
cross-country hikes were conduct- 
ed in place of the regular meetings 
of the course.) 

No scene is more heart-rending 
than to see the boys from the 
fields and factories march off to 
combat. The very life blood of the 
land being washed up on foreign 
shores. Last week the first men 
from Bowdoin climbed aboard 
trucks mid the thunder of bands 
and the cheering of female hoards 
to experience the dangers of com- 
bat in the wilds of the enchanted 
land of Libra Puerta de Sur. 

Armed with maps and com- 
passes, and dressed in the latest 
tropic combat uniform, the men 
of the Bowdoin ROTC quietly 
awaited the moment when the 
waiting would end. Grimly deter*- 
mined, the faces showed the 
varied expressions of men, think- 

big push was not common know- 
ledge—it was top secret. The men 
were dropped in groups of nine 
around the countryside, given their 
orders, and the waiting was over. 
After the course to be taken was 
decided and agreed upon, the 
groups started out across the 
treacherous terrain which separat- 
ed them from their common ob- 

Although the presence of snipers 
was not to be feared, the scattered 
farmhouses were carefully avoided 
as possible shotgun nests. All 
women and farm animals were 
sheltered or evacuated, because 
the peasants were very aware that 
their small land-holdings lay in 
the zone of action. The many 
hours spent at the Point and in 
basic training in the use of a map* 
and compass were appreciatively 
remembered. One unit was testing 
the new combat footwear for cross 
country treks— a white buskskin. 
rubber-soled shoe carefully dark- 
ened to prevent being observed by 
the enemy. The group found them 

ing of home, of their loved j water-repellent, even though they 
ones, and of the possible hazards seemed to keep the water in better 
which were awaiting them. The ; than they kept it out. 
rumble of the engine and the wind After two hours, the mission was 
rustling through the canvas top of | successfully completed with no 
the truck made the monotonous j serious casualties. The smiles of 
silence seem more monotonous. I exhausted men, joyous over a job 
Any attempt at witticism would • well done, were broadened by the 

have seemed feeble in the light of 
the seriousness of the situation 
The destination was kept sealed 

word that furloughs would be 
given to all men taking part in 
the expedition. Many of the en- 

in the mysterious brown envelopes | listed men and one hardened 
which each officer guarded. "This j veteran, holding a Captain's rating 
is the big push," one unseasoned headed for the nearest town to a 
rookie said hesitantly, looking ex- 1 tavern, where they were greeted 
pectantly at the veterans for ap- ■ by the cheering throng of raptur- 
proval. Whether it would be the j ous natives. 

Thompson '54 Elected 
New BCA President 

Gordon R. Tompson '54 was el- 
ected President of the Bowdoin 
Christian Association at a meeting 
last week. 

During the past year he has 
served as President of the Maine 
Conference Methodist Youth Fel- 
lowship. He is also active in the 
Civil Air Patrol. 

The Vice President elected at 
this meeting was Edmond'N. El- 
owe '52. He is a Bowdoin Plan stu- 
dent from Baghdad, Iraq, and is 
active as a varsity debater. 

Other officers elected by the As- 
sociation were Carl A. Brinkman 
'54 as secretary and Herbert A. 
Seaman '51 as treasurer. 

Sunday Chapel Speaker 
Discusses Near East 

Mr. Leslie Leavitt, Principal of 
International College. Beirut. 
Lebanon, addressed the chapel 
service last Sunday on the prob- 
lems of the New Lebanon Republic 
and especially of the problems of 
the students in his college. 

He stated that the problems 
of the /eViblic were two-fold 
and both stemmed from its role in 
international affairs. Mr. Leavitt 
said that before the government 
had solved its own problems it was 
thrown into the field of inter- 
national activity. Because of this 
abrupt change from a national to 
an international role the country 
has suflered both politically and 
economically, he stated. 

The school of which he is princi- 
pal is one of the many American 
sponsored universities in the Near 

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Comm. MacMillan To 
Lecture On Far North 

[Continued from Page 1) 
land as an allied base and pre- 
vented it from falling into enemy 
hands. He also, in 1943, finished 
compiling a dictionary of Eskimo 
conversation which was standard 
equipment for all United States 
forces in the arctic area. 

In 1921, when he was serving 
on the Bowdoin faculty, he was 
provided with the schooner Bow- 
doin, which was paid for by grad- 
uates of the college, for his use 
in the exploration of the North. 
The Bowdoin was built to Mac- 
Millan's specifications and, in spite 
of its small size, only 60 feet in 
length, its especially sea-worthy 
and is capable of withstanding 
severe ice pressure. His theory is 
that, instead of large steamers 
like the Roosevelt in which he sail- 
ed with Peary, a small auxiliary 
craft, modelled after the fishing 
schooners which sail from Maine 
ports, and requiring only a small 
crew, is better adapted to arctic 

Ever since his maiden voyage in 
the Bowdoin in 1921, Com-sklpper- 
ing her into northern waters al- 
most every year, sometimes stay- 
ing for a year or two, as he did on 
the first trip, but more gften 
spending only the summer months 
making scientific studies, taking 
moving pictures and carrying 
supplies to the Eskimo school 
which he and his wife have since 
1929 maintained at Nain, Labra- 
dor. On these summer trips he 
takes a crew of college and prep- 
school students In order to, as he 
says, "give opportunity to those 
/who are interested in scientific 

He spends the winter months 
writing, lecturing and showing 
motion pictures about his explora- 
tions He is the author of "Four 
Years in the White North," "Etah 
and Beyond." "Kahda," '"How 
Peary Reached the North Pole," 
and "Peary as a Leader." He is a 
member of the National Geograph- 
ic Society and the Royal Geo- 
graphic Society of Great Britain. 
He has received the Elisha Kane 
Gold Medal for "daring explora- 
t.'onal scientific work" and, in 1944 
. n the thirty-fifth anniversary of 
t he Peary expedition, was award- 
ed the Congressional Medal for 
Distinguished Services for his part 
in that undertaking. 

Each year he returns to Bow- 
doin to lecture and show his pic- 
tures and usually to make a few 
more additions to the collection of 

Bowdoin To Be Host 
To 40 Psychologists 

Bowdoin will be visited by some 
thirty or forty psychologists from 
all over the state when the college 
is host to the members of the 
Maine Psychological Association 
this Saturday. 

The psychologists will devote 
themselves to professional matters 
and to the viewing of a selection of 
recent psychological films. 

Professor Norman L. Munn was 
actife in the formation of this 
society and has acted as its first 
president during the pest year. 
Professor Johnson Is Secretary- 
Treasurer. Besides department 
members from the several colleges 
of the state the organization in- 
cludes Research Psychologists 
from the Jackson Memorial Labo- 
ratory at Bar Harbor and Clinical 
Psychologists employed in various 
departments of the state govern- 

Bowdoin Beats Maine 
In Sloppy Game. 54 

[Continued from Page )] 

made a beautiful pickup of Corby's 
low throw to make the putout. 

Bowdoin's lineup contained 
many new faces at the various 
positions in this tilt. Andy Lano 
moved over to third and looked 
more at home there making no 
errors and starting that fast DP 
in the eighth. Roger Levesque did 
a workmanlike Job at second 
handling seven chances. With a 
steady Levesque at the keystone 
position, the old Wolfe- Levesque 
second base combo that shone so 
brightly in their fresh days last 
year should live to shine again. 
Ray Petterson, making his second 
start of the season, got off to a 
jittery and rocky start, making 
three early grfme errors obviously 
from being overtense, and ground- 
ing out weakly and striking out in 
his first two trips to the plate. Ray 
kept his dobber up though, and his 
persistence paid off as he came 
back to knock in the tying run 
with a hard single and -make that 
nice final putout to and the fracas, 
final proof of what a loose Petter- 
son can do for a team. 

arctic animals, fossils and flora 
which we are accumulating here. 
Last year It was a family of polar 
bears which are now in the Searles 
Science Building, and this year he 
will bring three seals and some 
birds. There is also some talk of a 
walrus to come later. 

Musk Ckrb Presents 
Chamber Music Hour 

The Bowdoin Music Club will 
present an hour of chamber music 
at 7:30 p.m this Sunday evening 
in the Moulton Union Lounge. 

Of particular interest on the 
program will be a Dialogue for vio- 
lin, horn, and piano by the contem- 
porary Boston composer, Nicholas 
Van Slyek. The number will re- 
ceive its world premier at the con- 

Worthy also of special mention 
are Four Elizabethan Madrigals, 
sung by a double quartet ; a novel- 
ty piece entitled A Phldyle, by Reg- 
inald Hahn (1875-1947), performed 
by baritone, small chorus, and 
piano 4 hands, and Sonata Plan' 
e Porte (Giovanni Gabriel i (1557- 

1612), performed by a double in- 
strumental choir. A rather odd 
combination of instruments exists 
here — seven brasses and one vio- 

This short concert is to be a sort 
of after-dinner affair in atmo- 


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This week, Polar Bearings would like to perhaps overstep its 
scope of subject matter temporarily and discuss a very import- 
ant aspect of college life, fraternity pledging, including in its 
sphere the influence of athletics. 

This editorial was inspired when this writer had the pleas- 
ure of attending the recently held Class of 1868 and Stanley 
Plummer Prize Speaking Contests held recently. 1 must admit 
that 1 went solely with the intention of hearing my roommate 
compete in the contest, but as I was listening to the various 
speeches, Dick Gott got up and told a very simple yet tragic 
story about a former student at Bowdoin. 

This ex-undergrad had suffered a very heartbreaking and dis- 
astrous constitutional breakdown. He ended up departed from 
the Bowdoin scene, a scholastic failure, and is now in the soda 
jerking profession. The tragic irony of the situation is that this 
boy was the valedictorian of his senior high class in high school, 
had a clean-cut disposition, and upon his arrival at Bowdoin, he 
had exemplary habits of ethics and temperance. 

With such qualities and potentialities, how could the guy 
miss? The answer is simple. He was a reserved sort of a fellow, 
who thought the pigskin was only a pair of gloves. He was a 
book worm, a lover of the arts, maybe wore horn-rimmed 
glasses; he didn't drink or smoke. In short, he was a fink; and 
many other equally expressive but less printable terms were 
probably attributed to this poor guy. 

When pledging began, this fellow was treated lightly by the 
houses, finally got a bid and accepted it, much to the relief of 
Dick since he had not joined Dick's house. 

Why did this feeling of relief occur? It occurred because this 
fellow wasn't wanted. He wasn't an athlete obviously. He 
wouldn't' go downtown with the boys for a few cool ones, he 
didn't care much for the parties, and he was a grind. He definite- 
ly was a jerk in most minds, to be turned to only before hour 
exams and finals. 

These traits did not last long, however. It wasn't too long 
a time before Dick saw this kid being helped up from down- 
town by two not-so-inebriated companions. The big transforma- 
tion had begun. The fellow had been shamed into foregoing his 
studies for a night at a local pub, more nights at local pubs. 
Hicks, and all other diversions which eventually led to the moral 
decay of this student and his resultant boot from the ranks of 
the undergrads. Now, this valedictorian, this top student of his 
high school class, is serving frappes and sodas over some drug 
store counter for his daily bread. His loss is a loss for everyone 
since it is not limited to his specific case, and it is a black mark 
against Bowdoin's fraternities and the school itself as a result. 

1 do not mean to condemn Dick Gott or his house, the Sigma 
Nu house, as individuals. 1, myself, have thought and acted 
along the same lines as has my roommate, my friends, and mem- 
bers of my own house, the AD house. There are guys in every 
house, Sigma Nu, AD, ARU, PDQ, or whatever one you may 
care to mention who are obsessed with the idea that the only 
good guy is the athlete, or perhaps a guy who'll go down town 
any time for a few, or perhaps a straight A man, to be favored 
to the exclusion of all other forms of humanity. Any outsiders 
are often snubbed into obscurity. The error is just as evident 
from the intellectual side of the ledger as it is from the social 
and athletic points of view. 

To me, these discriminators are unfortunate; they are the 
losers also. They all perhaps are swell guys, but so might be 
the guys they may insist on leaving from consideration for 
pledging. Bowdoin is a place where athletics are a vital element 
in building character, but not the vital element, and it is a warp- 
ed sense of values that demand athletic ability as the prime 
requisite of a "nice guy." The same goes for other outlooks 
mentioned above also. 

At Bowdoin, we are here to be educated, and the biggest 
part of the education, despite professional objections that might 
crop up, is the learning to live with* one's fellow man, be he an 
athlete, musician, or classicist. Some of this is in the books, and 
some of it lies in the experience of daily life here in Brunswick. 

My congratulations go to Dick not only for winning his com- 
petition, but also for having the courage to point out his own 
weakness in an effort to correct such a destructive characteristic 
of fraternity society. To those who happen to read this, but 
were not fortunate enough to hear Dick, I hope this can sink in 
if you are one of the erring throng, and most of us are! 

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Game At Maine; first 
WhiteSeries Victory 

In a game which looked alter- 
nately like a kiddies' sandlot con- 
test and the big leagues, the Maine 
Black Bears out-errored the Bow- 
doin Polar Bears at Orono Jast 
Saturday to .give the visitors from 
Brunswick a 5-4 win and a split, 
of their first two state series 

For the Polar Bears, Wg Art 
Bishop went the route to rack up 
his second win of the season 
against a single defeat, this being 
his fifth appearance on the mound. 
The big right-hander was immense 
in the clutch, and the same is true 
for ' Maine's hurler, Marty Dow, 
who gave up four hits and one 
earned run. 

Maine got two runs in the first 
inning without benefit of a hit. A 
one-base error, a three-base error, 
and an infield ground out were 
sufficient to do the trick. 

Before the Polar Bears were 
able to score, Maine marched out 
to a 4-0 lead in the third when 
two hits, a sacrifice, and an error 
brought home two more runs, both 
earned although only one would 
have scored had an error not let 

the second get on base. 

In the fourth, the Polar Bears 
drew to within one of a tie on no 
hits. Freddy Flemming drew a 
walk to open the inning, then went 
to second base on a wild pitch by 
Dow. Bishop grounded to short, 
and Andy Lano sent a soft ground- 
er to second baseman Ralph Clark, 
and Clark obliged by throwing his 
20-foot peg past first base and into 
the Bowdoin bench for a two-base 
error scoring Flemming. Graff was 
hit by a pitch and Dow balk- 
ed to put men on second and third. 
A two-base error by shortstop Ellis 
Bean on Levesque's grounder al- 
lowed the two baserunners to score 
to put Bowdoin only one down. 

In the eighth. Bishop's single, 
an error on Lano's grounder by 
Clark, and a Petterson blast down 
the first base line scored Bowdoin's 
only earned run, Lano moving to 
third as the play to the plate was 
made in an effort to get Bishop. 
Red Wilson, Maine's catcher then 
threw to third m an effort to nail 
the over-running Lano. Andy got 
back in time easily, but the ball 
hit him on the back and bounded 
into left field allowing him to score 
the winning run. 

That was enough for Bishop as 
the Polar Bears tightened his de- 
fense aided Art with a fancy round 
the horn double play and a great 
McGovern catch of a possible four 
baser off the bat of Dow in the 
eighth. The final out of the game 
in the ninth was a nice stop by 
Wolfe in the hole of a Nort Saw- 
yer ground ball. Ray Petterson 
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GORDIE MILUKEN sweeps across the finish line at Colby to win the 1 00 for the Polar Bears. 
John Conti, who finished third, is at the left, and Ray Biggs, runner up to Gordie, is second 
from right. 

State Baseball Opener 
Lost To Colby; Bishop, 
Bartlett Hitting Stars 

The Polar Bears opened their 
state series competition last Wed- 
nesday afternoon by dropping a 
7-3 contest to a much improved 
Colby nine who won the game by 
outhustling the Polar Bears on the 
field and outpitching their Bruns- 
wick rivals in the clutch; Bowdoin 
left 14 on base. 

In the game, there were two 
prime disappointments, one of 
which of course was the inability 
of the Polar Bears to come up with 
runs in sufficient quantities to win 
the ball game despite their many 

The second tragedy, and one of 
perhaps more crippling conse- 
quences than the loss, was the loss 
of key right hander Louis Audet 
for an indefinite period with a sore 
arm. Lou's trouble Urst cropped up 
on the recent road trip, and, after 
pitching to a few men in the first 
inning, Lou had to take himself 
out of the ball game. His pitches 
were not well controlled, and his 
shoulder proved too painful for 
him to throw correctly and accur- 
ately, thus rendering the clever 
hurler ineffective. For ihe Polar 
Bears, it was a great toss, because 
it leaves them with only Jim He- 
bert and Art Bishop for starters 
and Merle Jordan for relief, with 
Handy Andy Lano available when 
and if needed. 

As for the details of the game, 
the Oolbyites started things off by 
getting two quick runs in the first 
inning, both charged to Audet. A! 
walk, an infield error, a double 
steal, another walk, and a long fly 
produced the runs for the Mules. 
The Polar Bears threatened to. 
come back in the first when Walt 
Bartlett singled on the ground for 
his first of four hits for the after- 
noon, and Art Bishop doubled over 

Wales' head in center to send Wal- 
ly to third. Neither Andy Lano nor 
Bobby Graff could bring them 
home, however, so the Bowdoin 
runners were left stranded. 

In the third inning, Bowdoin 
grabbed a short lived 3-2 lead on 
the strength of Bartlett's second 
ground, single to center. Bishop's 
second double, an intentional pass 
to Lano to load 'em up, walks to 
Decker and Flemming to force in 
two runs, and Corby Wolfe's long 
fly to score Lano. 

That was all for the Polar Bears, 
however, as starter Wart Russell 
held them off in the fourth and 
fifth followed by reliever Jim 
Keefe's four inning shutout relief 
job. Neither pitcher had an easy 
time of it, however, as the 14 base 
runners left on by the Polar Bears 
will attest. 

The brightest spots for the Bow- 
doin cause were Walt Bartlett's 
four for five and Art Bishop's three 
for five at the plate to provide a 
potent 1-2 punch. However, these 
hits were to no avail save for the 
third inning since only one other 
hit was made, that a single by 
Freddy Flemming. 

The game was a costly game 
from the Polar Bears' point of 
view because it put them off on the 
wrong foot in a race that seems 
destined to be one of the closest 
yet. Jim Hebert, who relieved Aud- 
et following the latter's sore arm 
exit, took the loss for the home 
team, his first of the season. 

Bowdoin Takes Meet 
With GetcheU's Wins 

[Continued from Page /] 
the record he set last year with 
a toss of 202 feet 11 inches. Seffens 
also came in third in the 120 yard 
high hurdles. 

The only other successful de- 
fending champion besides Seffens 
was Dick Dow of Maine, m the 
two mile run. Dow led the field of 
six runners the whole way. He 
kept a steady pace and did not 
appear noticeably tired at the end 
of the 8 laps. Bowdoin's Tom 
Damon was in last place in the be- 
ginning of the race, but finished 
with a strong kick to place second. 

The broad jump was won by 
Leighton of Maine with a leap of 
22 feet V* inch. Milliken of Bow- 
doin placed second ahead of Law- 
son of Bates. Bowdoin didn't score 
any points in the mile which was 
won by Osborn of Maine. 

Lou Wood ef Bowdoin won the 
hammer throw, throwing the ham- 
mer 145 feet 8M inches to beat 
Gorden and Johnson of Maine. 
Wood placed second in the shot 
put behind Milbank of Maine. 

The pole vault yielded two win- 
ners as Bowdoin's Bill Coperth- 
waite and Maine's George 
Weatherbee both cleared the bar 
at 11 feet 6 inches. Lincoln pf 
Maine and Osborne divided the 
third place point. 


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At last, the long-awaited sequel 
to the Tales of the South Pacific 
tfrom which the musical. "S.P." 
Was adapted) has been completed 
and is available. 

All who read Mr. Michener's 
first book know of the light, naive 
touch his writing is identified with. 
*n this second volume of the South 
Pacific series, he exhibits a good 
deal of this same style, but this 
time it is well-mixed, and at times 
disguised, with a more-or-less 
scholarly approach to his subject. 

"Return to Paradise" is not 
merely a seqjjid anthology of short 
8tories. This time, the author has 
divided his work between two sep- 
arate purposes, and has tried to 
bring these two poles of purpose 
together into an artistically blend- 
ed whole. At times he succeeds ad- 
mirably; at times he doesn't. Brief- 
ly, the author this time precedes 
each of the eighTshort stories with 
a stylized essay concerning the 
geographical, social and political 
history of the setting for the fol- 
lowing story. This is, admittedly, a 
highly unusual approach to a short 
story, and at some points in the 
book its worth is proven. 

In his introduction, Michener 
states that the last thing he want- 
ed to do was to write another vol- 
ume concerned with the South Pa- 
cific Islands. However, he admits 
that he was so drawn to his sub- 
ject that he found himself unable 
to resist the puil of the languid 
life of the South Pacific. He stated, 
upon finishing his first book, that 
the reason he did not wish to write 
about foreign lands was because 
"The writer's job is to dig down 
where he is. He must write about 
the solid, simple things of his own 
land." The author was horrified 
when he realized, his statement 
notwithstanding, that he was 
drawn back to the islands for this 
book, although the real reason for 
this pleasant repetition evidently 
escaped him. It is, purely and sim- 
ply, that he is writing about his 
own land, for the Islands of the 
South Pacific are and always will 
be his first love. 

It is for this reason that "Return 
to Paradise" is an interesting com- 
mentary upon the author. At times, 
notably in the first two essays and 
their accompanying stories, the 
book is unexcelled, in some spots 
even surpassing the "Tales of the 
South Pacific." However, the auth- 
or, having started upon a "Chron- 
icle of the Islands" Which he knows 
and loves, is not able to stop. He 
goes on in the later passages of 
the book and applies himself to 
the continental islands of Austral- 
ia and New Zealand. And it is here 
that his standards relax; the es- 
says upon these islands are as 
good as the rest of them, but the 
short stories coming out of the 
essays are not in the same class 
as the earlier ones. Perhaps the 
reason for this is that Mr. Michen- 
er is not as well acquainted with 
the lands of greater size than the 
smaller atolls. Judging from the 
book as a whole, this would seem 
to be the case, for it is when he 
deals with the small islands, the 
insignificant atolls, that he is writ- 




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ing best, for he is better acquainted 
with these, with their more tradi- 
tional customs and culture, than 
with the larger islands and their 
great European influence. Thus, 
the book is divided into two levels 
of literary quality, each of which is 
inextricably tied in with the geo- 
graphical size of its subject. 

Speaking more specifically of 
the ten essays, five stand out as 
exceedingly good; they are: "The 
Mighty Ocean", "The Atoll", "Pol- 
ynesia", "Fiji", and "Guadalcanal." 
Also, the best of the short stories 
are those stemming from these es- 
says. An interesting observation 
on these five is that they appear 
in this order in the book. Of them, 
"Fiji" is the island most influenc- 
ed by Europe, and it holds true 
that his style lacks something in 
the story based on this essay, 
though it immediately climbs back 
things that he learned in his year 
of island-hopping. However, by far 
up in the following one. 

In the last chapter, entitled 
"What I Learned," Mr. Michener 
commences by saying: "It would 
be folly for a man to spend almost 
a year knocking about the islands 
if he proposed to learn nothing 
from the experience." He then 
goes on to state many of the 
the greater part of his knowledge 
was gleaned from the smaller is- 
lands, it would seem, as he states 
many more concrete examples of 
things that he learned when he 
deals with these than when he in- 
vestigates the larger ones. 

Chairman of the Campus Chest 
Fund Allocations Committee, , re- 
ported that his committee recom- 
mends the granting of money to 
the American Red Cross, The Sal- 
vation Army, The Pine Tpree Soci- 
ety for Crippled Children, and the 
American Cancer Society. Council 
members, however, will discuss the 
committee's report at the. next 

meeting and decide definitely which 
organizations will receive Campus 
Chest funds. 

Dean Nathaniel Kendrick in a 
message to the Student Council 
stressed the importance of the 
army qualification test which will 
be given on the campus May 26th. 

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NO. 6 

Friday's Formal Dance, Parties, Traditional Ceremonies 
Mark Highlights Of The Ivy Weekend Spring Festivities 

Ivy Day To Feature Band, 
Speakers, Many Awards 

So Proudly We Hail... 

THE ORIENT STAFF, seen above in a recent photograph, has lost contact with fashion- 
able society due to its tireless efforts to bring this Ivy issue to you, the undergraduates and your 

MacMillan Delivers 
Talk On Arctic Trip 

Commander Donald B. Mac- 
Millan '98 delivered his annual 
Bowdoin lecture last Thursday, 
May 10, in Memorial Hall. 

MacMillan, who illustrated his 
lecture with colored movies, in- 
troduced his remarks by repeating 
the questions often asked him, 
"Why did you go?, Why are you 
going . back again?" His answer 
was but three words, "To learn 

The Commander then very brief- 
ly described the effect of the Ice 
Age on New England and then 
showed how it had gradually melt- 
ed until Greenland was one of Jhe 
few places today that still is cover- 
ed by the great sheet of ice. In 
some places in Greenland the ice 
is as much as 8,000 feet thick. 

The famous arctic explorer then 
started a running explanation of 
his movies which he or his wife 
have taken on the more recent of 
his 29 trips to the .North. 

He described and showed the de- 
parture of his schooner, the "Bow- 
doin," from Boothbay Harbor 
where the annual trip North be- 
gins. He then showed the north- 
ward passage of the "Bowdoin" by 
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, to 
the coast of Labrador. The pic- 
tures of the Labrador coast were 
accompanied by some of Mac- 
Millan's always highly interesting 
anecdotes and recollections. 

MacMillan then followed the 
passage of his boat by Baffinland 
to Greenland. He explained that 
his movies of Greenland were 
especially valuable since this 
northern island can be visited only 
by a person who has obtained a 
hard to get pass signed by the 
King of Denmark. 

The movies showed much of the 
arctic animal and plant life, 
several scenes of polar bears being 
included. His movies also showed 
several scenes picturing the 
Eskimos and their way of life. 

The movie was especially in- 
teresting to the Bowdoin audience 
since several members of the crew 
pictured in the movie are now stu- 
dents at Bowdoin. Pictured in the 
movie were Charles L. Hildreth Jr. 
'53 and Horace A. Hildreth Jr. 54. 

MacMillian, whose lecture filled 
Memorial Hall, was introduced by 
Professor Alfred O. Gross. Profes- 
sor Gross introduced the Comman- 
der as a man who has had Bowdoin 
uppermost in his heart. 

Before and after the lecture a 
collection of items that MacMillan 
has brought back with him from 
the North 'was exhibited in one 
of the classrooms in Memorial 


Spring "Quill" Issue Published; 
Reviewer Finds Talented Work 

By William A. Maillet '49 

It is always a difficult thing to 
review an issue of a literary maga- 
zine with which one has been con- 
nected in the past. I think this is 
particularly true if the reviewer 
knows personally most of the con- 
tributors — he is quite liable to 
bias .his review, either in favor of 
those people whom he admires not 
only as persons but as writers as 
well, or against those with whom 
in the past' he has had differences 
of opinion. Considering the possi- 
bilities of such a thing occurring 
here, I have carefully tried to ig- 
nore the personalities which I 
know to be "lurking" behind each 
author's work. It is in this spirit 
then, by a discussion of the creat- 
ive efforts of the issue's contribu- 
tors based upon what I personnally 
believe to be "good" or "no good" 
writing, that I offer this review to 
the Orient's readers. The only true 
judgement of the literary value of 
the writing will, ultimately, be 
found between the pages of the 
Quill itself. 

I have considered the numerous 
angles of approach possible to the 
reviewer, and have arrived at the 
conclusion that the most logical 
way to appraise the various. contri- 
butions is by taking the total work 
of each contributor and discussing 
it as a unit. I have done this pri- 
marily to avoid the unkind neces- 

listing the ceremonies of the early 
Christian Church, and yet ignores 
almost entirely the Mystery and 
Miracle plays which were mainly 
responsible for the continuance of 
an active spectator interest in the 
dramatic forms through the inter- 
im period of the dark Middle Ages 
until the high point of the Shakes- 
pearean drama revived the great 
traditions of the golden age of 
Greece; (4) I found many evidenc- 
es of generalized conclusions bas- 
ed upon what I Would consider 
faulty premises, and a distinct lack 
of clarity in some paragraphs, due 
to Rutan's peculiar "roundhouse" 
style of grammatical construction. 
Although it was an ambitious pro- 
ject to undertake, I think too much 
of importance to the growth of the 
drama is lacking to make it a good 
critical study of "the eternal tri- 
angle which is the theatre". Mr. 
Rutan's poem, "The Finger to the 
Form", however, was a valid and 
personally satisfying "thank-you 
note" to a great nature poet of the 
20th Century. I found it in every 
respect clear and well written, if 
not in the prevalent style of the 
modern approach to poetry. 

Edward Samiljan's story "For 
You, Johnny" appeared to me as a 
typical journey into the stream of 
consciousness, one of a dozen like 
whirlwind experiences in the psy- 

Glee Club And Meddies 
Entertain Large Crowd 
At Boston Pops Concert 

Singing before a capacity audi- 
ence in Symphony Hall. Boston, 
last night the College Glee Club 
presented its annual program for 
Bowdoin Night at the Pops. 

The club performed .under the 
direction of Professor Frederic E. 
T. Tillotson and presented a con- 
cert including: "Rise Sons of Bow- 
doin," "Maegdlein im Walde," 
"Echo Song," "Turtle Dove," 
"Simon Legree," "Let us Break 
Bread Together," and "Russian 

Soloists were C. Russell Crosby 
'51, Angus Johnston '51. John Mor- 
rell '52 and Donald Hayward '54. 

The Meddiebempsters partici- 
I pated by contributing sev ( en addi- 
i tional numbers, including: "Oh 
You Beautiful Doll," "Manhattan 
Serenade," "Collegiate," "Dry 
Bones," "Imagination," "Dere's 
Animals," and "Goodbye My Lady 

The Pops Orchestra presented 
its regularly scheduled program in 
addition including the Prelude to 
"Carmen" the Overture to "Robes- 
pierre," "By the Beautiful Blue 
Danube" and Hungarian Dances 
Nos. 4 and 6. 

This is the last appearance of 
the Glee Club until next fall. 


Annual Inner Sanctum 
Concert Presented By 
Bowdoin Music Society 

By Joel H. Hupper '54 

Last Sunday evening in the Moul- 
ton Union Lounge, the Bowdoin 
M"usic Club, directed by Professor 
; Russell F. Locke Jr., presented its 
j annual "Inner Sanctum" concert, 
I so-called because of the qualities 
j of the music there performed, ex- 
I ceedingly high-grade, yet seldom- 
• heard. 

The concert was opened in un- 

I usual vein by the playing from 

| book binder, revealed today in an I the balcony *fly the Brass Ensem- 

Steel Sheeting Planned 
As Carpet For Light- 
Festooned Ivy Campus 

Earnest D. Hazzard, assistant 

interview to the ORIENT that the 
library will be closed until further 

b)e of Paul Hindesmith's Morgen- 
musi'k (PI oner Muslktag "A") 

notice due to worms in the study | This modern piece, no doubt sel- 
tables. | dom heard, proved rather interest- 

This announcement provides the j »ng, especially in harmonies and 
reason for the strings of lights ' intervals, and set the mood for an 
that festoon the campus. Accord- unusual and entertaining evening, 
ing to head grass cutter Jon Crot- | T *> e Golden Sonata, by Henry 

Purcell (ca. 1659-1695) was then 
played by John Loud '51, and Don- 
ald Kurtz '52, violins, with Irwin 
Jones '54, piano, and Richard 

ter, Rhodes Hall will send over 
j three bales of mosquito wire to 
keep students from needless suf- 
fering. Dr. I. C. Cube, noted bug 
authority, said that the mosquitoes I Kurtz, 'cello, furnishing the basso 

sity of pranking" the individual , etiological, and an isolated-in-time 

sequence, dependent upon the read- 
er's acceptance of the time, the 
moment, and the fact of isolation. 
It exists in a vacuum and like all 
things deprived of air, it fails to 
breathe properly. I think it does 
not "jell" principally because there 
is not enough to motivate the read- 
er's sympathy with the "I" of the 
story; not enough to make him 
accept the ultimate destruction of 
Johnny. As for the repetitions 

authors in some sort of ladder of 
relative merit. In this way I hope 
to confine the criticism of each 
author's work to that author him- 
self, by far the most honest and 
fair method of review. 

The long lead-off essay by Ray- 
mond Rutan, "The Audience Sets 
the Stage", I felt was presented in 
a sincere manner, in part authori- 
tative, without depending overly 
much on mere historical accounts 

of the growth of drama from | throughout : a few are effective; 

Greece to Green Pastures. There 
are, however, several discrepancies 
in Rutan's presentation with which 
I would take exception: (1) I do j arv " 
not believe he carried the parallel 
between the dramatic content of 
the primitive Indian tribal dances 
and the dramatic worship of the 
early Greeks far enough, missing 
thereby the good points of discus- 
sion possible between the culture 
and civilization of each group, as 
well as their individual contribu- 
tions to Drama; (2) he dismisses 
the Rome of Terence by calling it 
the lowest ebb of the theater, and 
yet his essay does not concern it- 
self with the paucity of any form 
of drama prior to the Restoration; 
(3) he discusses an obscure drama- 
tist of the 10th century, Hrotsvitha, 
spends long involved paragraphs in 

most are not. Some of the descrip- 
time phrases are good, but the 
majority of them are rather ordin- 

Best Actors On Campus In 
This Afternoon's Comedy 

In George Reeve's poem, "Joe 
College Blues", the satire does not 
quite become effective enough to 
sting anyone. As a reaction to cur- 
rent events, it is timely, but as 
verse — I found it on the dull side, 
and particularly the repetition of 
"and not have swilled the beer" a 
little forced. "Tom Paine — Rev- 
olutionist", however, shows Mr. 
Reeves at his best. The essay is 
well written, informative, and an 
honest and sympathetic portrayal 
of a great figure, who was in his 
time universally taken advantage 
of. There is everywhere, consider- 
ation, admiration, and a sense of 
fairness which makes the article a 

in this section are not easily de- 
feated. He recommends that the 
grounds committee cover the cam- 
pus with two inch sheets of steel, 
since Maine mosquitoes have been 
known to burrow underground. 

The Dean has granted permis- 
sion to sleep out under the lights* 
He warns, however, that any stu- 
dent found pulling grass will be 
placed on probation. Professor Gus- 
tafson announces that any Bug. I. 
student who classifies all the bugs 
according to size will be excused 
from Lab. 

Baseball coach Danny MacFay- 
den has scheduled three night 
games with Westbrook Junior Col- 

con tinuo. I was favorably impressed 
by the performance throughout, 
but especially as the piece pro- 
gressed. John Loud and Donald 
Kurtz played artistically and with 
vigor. The basso con tinuo was im- 
peccably played by Irwin Jones, 
whose clean, yet expressive, touch 
on the piano blended wonderfully 
with the 'cello playing by Richard 
Kurtz. Mr. Kurtz played with such 
ease that it would have been a 
pleasure to watch him even if one 
could not have heard the lusciously 
mellow tones which oozed forth 
out of his 'cello. 

The audience was then treated 
to the world premier of a number 
by a contemporary Boston compos- 

lege. For these games new ground er, Nicholas Van Slyck: Dialogue 

Sf Li ?£ y --„ Any fly bal1 that 1 1 ** Vlo » n ' H °™' ** d ™a»°. Play- 
hits the Art Building dome will be ed respectively by John Loud Ir- 

uled a double; if it hits Professor win Jones, and Erik Lundin '52 I 

Beam, a .home run. 

[ Continued on Page 2 ] 

By Jonathan Bartlett '53 


William Parker Ronald Lander '52 

Hrnry - ..... Henry C. Sen i pie '53 

(k>rdun Smith William Haxen '52 

Tom Sterrett Neal Wilder '52 

Dulcinea Smith _ Mary ChitUm 

Schuyler Van Dyck 

Allen HetherinKtoi '54 
C. Rosters Forbea .... Prank Parrintfton '53 

Mra. Porbes „ Nancy McKeen 

Angela Forbes Marilyn Bracken 

Vincent Leach Vincent Gookin '52 

Blair Patterson Alden Rintmuist '54 

"Dulcy," a rather outmoded but 
still witty comedy by George S. 
Kaufman and Marc Connelly was 
presented for its first performance 
on Monday night with the second 
performance schedule*! for this 

The cast of the play includes 
some of the best actors on the 
Bowdoin campus, and this point 
certainly can not be overestimated 
in its effect on the play's success. 

Although all the actors were 

good, there were standouts in the 
persons of Frank Farrington and 
Vincent Gookin. Farrington, play- 
ing the exasperated jewelry man- 
ufacturer, C. Rogers Forbes, and 
Gookin, playing one of the causes 
of his exasperation, Vincent Leach, 
both seemed head and shoulders 
above the other males in the cast, 
partly from their superior acting, 
and partly from the natural way 
they fit into their parts. Neal Wild- 
er was disqualified not for his act- 
ing, but due to the fact that he 
looked rather ludicrous in his 
make up. I think that the silly 
moustache he wore detracted the 
most from him since it looked rid- 
iculous and obviously fake. Al 
Hetherington was very good in his 
part, and also plays the piano ex- 
[ Continues on Page 4 ] 

pleasure to read 

Pattangall Nicolet's "Those 
Whom the Gods Destroy" is what 
I would consider an excellent ex- 
ample of good story-telling in good 
story form. As a fairly short vig- 
nette, it contains everything it 
critically should: plenty of dialogue 
to move the plot along, enough sus- 
pense to keep the reader's atten- 
tion until the culmination of the 
action, interesting subject matter, 
and a good ending. I fail to see 
very many ways in which it might 
be improved. 

In "Our Love", as in his other 
poetry of the issue, Owen Been- 
houwer produces remarkably clear 
and translucent figures, thoughts, 
window-pictures, in spite of a 
strange, unorthodox use of sen- 
tence structure. His rhyme is an 
integral part of the individual 
poems and yet not blatantly obvi- 
ous. His rhythm is polished and in 
continuous motion. He establishes 
more Uian any one definite thing, a 
mood, a sense of a completed ring, 
binding some mystical quality 
within it. In "Our Love", this mood 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

Guided Campus Tours No. 2, Or 
Where To Take Your Ivy Date 

By Gilman 

Some one told us, no doubt, with 
malicious intent, that the Brass 
Sextet was to give an Ivy concert 
from the top of the Science Build- 
ing. Curious, as usual, to see just 
how the Brass Sextet could toot 
from the roof, we just had to run 
over there to see the place. 

We got safely into the Science 
Building and started up the stairs 
and went as far as we could go. 
At the head of the stairs was a 
buffalo in a large glass cage, hut 
it was mistakenly labled Musk Ox. 
Someone should do something 
about this. To the right of this 
cage was a stairway leading up- 
wards, which we immediately as- 
sumed led to the roof. At the end 
of the staircase was a door which 
was closed. We butted the door 
open with our head and the first 
thing that confronted us was a 
large hunk of wood rumored to be 
a cross section of a professor's 

The room was musty and dusty 
and was cluttered with all sorts 
of impractical things such as porif- 
era and sea-cucumbers. In here 
we found a good many more things 
that were mislabled. For instance 
we found a bird labled Eastern 
Green Heron hut the bird was 
obviously brown. Also there was a 
Greater Yellowlegs whose legs 
were not only not yellow but were 
distinctly grey. There were also 
a bunch of Polar Bears standing 
abjectly around looking very much 
in need of an ice cube or two, and 


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some Little Auks, not to be con- 
fused with small Auks, which have 
not yet been eaten by the Eskimos. 
The atmosphere of this room was 
obviously too much for these 
animals which were standing 
around as if dead, and even the 
moths which were hanging out in 
various obscure drawers were feel- 
ing sort of apathetic. 

We found that there are arrow- 
heads at Bowdoin College! They 
were locked up in a glass case and 
labled as being from the Champ- 
lin Burrage Collection from Mari- 
etta, Ohio. This collection was not 
very fascinating so we went over 
to take a look at some owls. These 
owls were generally motheaten and 
appeared rather dull. A scientist 
who was hiding behind a tissue- 
shaving machine, which we con- 
sider useless smce most Kleenex 
have no whiskers, popped out and 
showed us something that he des- 
cribed as a iNarwhal tusk. This 
tusk, he told us, gained its cork- 
screw appearance from the action 
of the animal's tail as it screws 
around in the water. Actually this 
tusk is nothing more uncommon 
than a Unicorn's horn. 

By this time, the musty at- 
mosphere had sent us into spasms 
of coughing, so we thought it best 
to leave before we blew some of 
the more delicate moths away. We 
think the place would make an 
excellent museum. By the way, 
does anyone know where the Brass 
Sextet is playing? 

BOA Ends Marathon; 
Cease Fire Order Due 
To Equipment Failure 

Due to' the failure in equipment, 
the campus radio station WBOA 
will revert to its regular schedule 
as was outlined in last week's 

Now broadcasting on a five hour 
basis from seven to twelve p.m., 
instead of twenty four hours a 
day as was done until May 14, 
WBOA is featuring several na- 
tionally transcribed programs! The 
"Guest Stars" for the next two 
weeks will be Herbert Marshall, 
Martha Tilton, Richard Arlen, and 
John Carradine. "Guest Star" is 
produced and sponsored by the U.S. 
Treasury Department. 

The "Here's to Veterans" shows, 
put on for our men overseas, is 
featuring Bobby Burns, Phil Har- 
ris, Art Tatum, Frankie Masters, 
and Frank Duval in regular pro- 
grams extending over the next two 
weeks. Starting Sunday night at 
ten, the program "Orchestras of 
the World" will have its initial air- 
ing. The best orchestrations by the 
best composers of the different 
countries will be presented. This 
Sunday you will hear the best mu- 
sic of Norway. 

The station wishes to make clear 
that they are still in need of an- 
nouncers, writers, engineers, and 
other types of radio workers. 

In compliance with F.C.C. rules, 
WBOA has no antenna. Their sig- 
nal is carried by means of the col- 
lege power lines, and as a result the 
ARU house is the only fraternity 
house that has trouble in hearing 
the station. 

Baseball Team Plays 
Here Saturday P.M. 

Tomorrow afternoon, the only 
athletic event of the houseparty 
weekend will take place, that be- 
ing the baseball game between the 
Bowdoin Polar Bears and the 
Bates Bobcats down at Pickard 
Field commencing at 2:30 p.m. 

The game, ^riginally scheduled 
for Lewiston, will be played in 
Brunswick due to the houseparty 
weekend with a later game be- 
tween the two teams, originally 
scheduled for Brunswick, to be 
held in Lewiston. 

The baseball team's current 
standings in state series competi- 
tion is one win, over Maine, and 
one loss, to Colby. By the time 
this issue of the ORIENT appears 
in the fraternity houses, the team 
will have played a game Thursday 
up at Colby against the Colby 
Mules in what promises to be a 
close game. 

The Polar Bears boast many fine 
pitchers this year in Louis Audet, 
currently suffering from a sore 
shoulder, Jim Hebert, Art Bishop, 
and Merle Jordan. Andy Lano, who 
plays every position on the ball 
field, has also seen service on the 
mound, and can be used there if 
necessary. The big lack at Bow- 
doin, from the pitching point of 
view, is the fact that there are no 
left-handed pitchers, a vitally 
needed quantity. 

The Captain of the team is Jim 
Decker, from Wellesley, Mass., 
who plays third base, and has been 
there for three seasons. There is 
also an ex-captain on the squad, 
Bobby Graff, the catcher, current- 
ly playing in his third year also 
in Bowdoin spangles. Bobby led 
the fortunes of the baseball squad 
last year, a year which saw the 
Polar Bears win the state title 
and enjoy a very successful sea- 
son from the point of view of wins 
and losses. 

The Annua] Bowdoin Ivy Weekend, sponsored this year by 
the Class of '52. will be highlighted by the formal dance tonight 
and the Ivy Day ceremonies tomo rrow morning, Saturda y. 

The Ivy Day Ceremonies will be- 

gin tomorrow when a band made 
up of Bowdoin students will make 
the rounds of the fraternity 
houses. The parade will then pro- 
ceed to the steps of the Walker 
Art Building where the actual 
ceremonies will be held. 

The program which always 
proves highly entertaining to Bow- 
doin students and dates alike will 
be keynoted by a talk by Profes- 
sor Laurence N. Barrett. The 
Class Orator, Richard T. Gott '52, 
and the Class Poet, John D. Brad- 
ford '52, will speak briefly on sub- 
jects suitable for the occasion. 

The Ivy Day Ceremonies will 
also include the awarding of the 
Wooden Spoon. This will be given 
to the member of the Class of '52 
voted by his classmates as the 
most popular. On the completely 
unseriaus side of the ceremonies 
a number of awards will be pre- 
sented to surprised and supposed- 
ly highly honored students. It is 
rumored that the awards will in- 
clude a Kinsey prize and an award 
to that Bowdoin student display- 
ing the most distinctive nose. 

The Ivy Formal will be Aid to- 
night from 9:30 p.m. to 1:S0 a.m. 
The dance music will be provided 
by Ralph Stuart's Orchestra and 
the fast moving evening will be 
made all the more pleasant by the 
intermission performance of the 

The theme of the decorations of 
the Formal, which will be held as 
usual in Sargent Gymnasium, will 
be that of a desert scene. The dec- 
orations will include palms and a 
suggestion of a castle will be 
erected behind the orchestra plat- 

Another highlight of the Formal 
will be the announcement of the 
selection of the Houseparty Queen. 
The Queen will be selected by the 
dance chaperones from a list of 
entries submitted by each of the 

12 fraternities. 

The chaperones for the Ivy 
Formal this year will be President 
and Mrs. Kenneth C. M. Sills, Dr. 
and Mrs. Orren C. Hormell, Dr. 
and Mrs. Noel C. Little, Mr. and 
Mrs. Albert R. Thayer, Dr. and 
Mrs. Henry F. May, Dr. and Mrs. 
Ernest P. Johnson Jr., Mr. and 
Mrs. Jeffrey J. Carre, Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles S. Benson, and Mr. 
and Mrs. David L. Russell. 

The Weekend will start officially 
this afternoon when the Masquo 
and Gown presents "Dulcy,' a 
Broadway play which first came 
out in the 1920's. Fraternity 
parties will be held before and 
after the Formal tonight, while the 
Ivy Day Ceremonies will start the 
festivities tomorrow. 

Saturday afternoon the various 
fraternities will scatter to several 
nearby lake and ocean spots where 
outings will be held. 

The sports teams will be active 
tomorrow afternoon with Bowdoin 
playing Bates in a state series 
baseball contest. This game is 
scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the 
Pickard Field diamond. The Junior 
varsity baseball team will travel to 
Exeter for a game, while the track 
team will go to Springfield in an 
effort to retain their New England 
Intercollegiate Tracks and Field 

The scheduled weekend events 
will be concluded tomorrow night 
by fraternity dances and parties. 

The Ivy Committee which has 
made the plans for the coming 
weekend activities consists of 
Reginald P. McManus, AD, David 
M. Iszard, Psi U, Charles J. Ben- 
nett Jr.,' Chi Psi, William G. Boggs 
Jr., Deke, Richard E. Elwell, TD, 
Richard P. McCusker, DU, Camp- 
bell B. Niven, Zete, Benjamin P. 
Coe, Kappa Sigma, John B. Mor- 
rell, Sigma Nu, Raymond G. Big- 
gar, and Chairman Merle R. Jor- 

Bowdoin Fraternities To Arrange 
Weekend For Brothers And Dates 

With prospects for one of the 
greatest Ivy Houseparties ever 
scheduled each fraternity house is 
busy laying final plans for its 
activities. If amid the hustle and 
bustle of the plans, you are com- 
pletely lost as to what your house 
is doing, here is the weekend as 
your social committee reported it. 

The AD House will start its 
weekend early Friday afternoon! 
with the opening of its bar which 

will remain open over the week- 
end as long as the college rules 
will permit. The formal "Tom 
Collins" cocktail party will pre- 
cede the fillet mignon and lobster 
banquet after which the dates will 
adjourn to the gym and Ralph 
Stuart's music. 

Saturday morning will feature 
for the Alpha Delts, a softball 
game with the Dekes and a picnic 
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Discussions On The Lawn, 
Or LIFE Visits Bowdoin 

By Hildreth and Schoeneman 

On the campus of Bowdoin, the most fertile and least muddy time 
of year is the Spring. This is the time of year when the dormant, 
barren thoughts of the Winter come to life in the form of instructive 
conversation. Every campus has its place where the student body 
gathers to discuss the topic closest to all our hearts. At Brunswick, 
Maine, where the fragrant salt breezes waft the more fragrant odor 
of burning flesh which arises from the near-naked bodies on the Zete 
House roof, two of our most eager roving reporters found a spicy 
conversation in full swing between two typical students of Bowdoin 

Bob: I should be home in bed, but Spring makes me want to get up 
around two, take a quick jaunt down to Bill's, and start off a day of 
concentrated loafing. There is something about this warm air that has 
been interfering with my regular routine. 

Tod: (As a dog trots past.) Of course, it is quite a strain on a guy, 
being exposed ... to this shortage of femininity. 
Bob: You can say that again. 
Tod: Of course, it is quite a strain on a guy. . . 

Bob: There are some exceptions. (Another dog trots past). Of course, 
there's always Westbrook just around the corner. 

Tod: That's no exception. It looks like we'll have to import a few for 
Ivy. That's what I'm going to do. 
Bob : Me too. You know, we might try Vassar 
Tod: Yeah, but they're too darned expensive. That's one thing you 

They stand up, stretch, and start walking toward the dormitory, 
have to say for the girls around here, they're cheap. 
Bob: They say that in the good old days a girl was willing to just go 
for a walk with a guy. or stay at home with him and talk or do some- 
thing inexpensive. 

Tod: (Both dogs trot past once more.) Can you just picture us calling 
up some babe and saying. "Honey, how about going for a walk with me 

Bob: Maybe looks aren't so important after all. You finally get a date 

with a girl who could have had a dozen other guys the same night and 

she thinks she's doing yoa a big favor. That's no good either 

Tod: Well, I don't see why we are worrying about girls, we don't have 

any around here anyway. (Barking heard in the background ) 

Bob: (Good looking girl with dog walks by.) Hmm, things are looking 


Tod: Gee was that a girl with that dog? 

Bob: Oh, come now. Things aren't as bad as all that What do vou 

say we go down to the Brook' tonight? A trip to Portland every 

once and a while improves one's sense of perspective 

Tod: That's a good idea. We've been lonH«» „♦ t tc 


've been looking at LIFE from the wrong 



Annual Inner Sanctum 
Music Concert Given 

[Continued from Page 1} 
must confess that I have not yet 
learned to "commune" effectively 
w ith modern music. To be com- 
pletely frank, this piece puzzled 
me. I don't quite know whether it 
w aa performed well or not. 1 think 
it was, but it would be best if no- 
body quoted me positively. One fea- 
ture about it that pleased me 
greatly was its counterpoint: not 
florid, but certainly real, that is, 
not superficial. I feel that if I 
heard the piece several times 
again, I would get to like it: even 
from my uneducated standpoint, 1 
could see a great deal of interest 
and good in it, and for a modern 
composer to turn out a piece of 
music which impressed me, a non- 
modernist, favorably, seems a good 
indication of the value of the mu- 
sic. I therefore congratulate Mr. 
Van Slyck most heartily for turn- 
ing out what seems to be a very 
worthwhile composition. 

The second group on the pro- 
gram began with a solo baritone 
cantata Mltilde, Mio Teeor, by Al- 
essandro Scarlatti (1695-1725), 
performed by Russell Crosby '51, 
baritone, with basso continue by 
Grover Marshall '51, piano, and 
Richard Kurtz, cello. Suffice it 
that I say that Mr. Crosby sang 
better than I have ever heard him 
sing before — rich full-bodied 
tones; volume with noticeable lack 
of strain, and a certain all-pervad- 
ing personal note which put this 
elegant little cantata across to the 

Next in the second group was a 
set of four madrigals, performed 
a cappeHa by an eight-voice chor- 
us. Each one of these madrigals 
was delightful to listen to — per- 
formed at varying degrees of soft- 
ness, the softest being an ultra- 
pianissimo, if such can be said to 
exist. The only criticism I have to 
make is that in the very soft pas- 
sages a single voice (not always 
the same one) would occasionally 
hump out from the texture as a 
whole. Never however, was this 
minor point of execution enough to 
mar a thoroughly enjoyable per- 
formance. To provide an Eliza- 
bethan, or a whatever-you-want- 
to-call-it, atmosphere, the singers 
were seated around a table. 

Tallman Professor j 
Gives Two Lectures 

The two Tallman lectures, "Ide- 
ologies" and "Discoveries in the 
Familiar", were given by George A. 
Paul, Visiting Lecturer in Philo- 
sophy on May 9th and 16th. 

In his first lecture Mr. Paul said 
that he would talk on Philosophy 
as was taught today and, in his 
second lecture, how he felt that it 
should be taught. 

He spoke on ideologies that have 
existed since Plato and on ideas 
emanating from these ideologies. 
He also said that philosophers 
should go to the more familiar for 
their theories. 

(Grover Marshall and Charles For- 
ker). This number is bewitching — 
the interplay of soloist and chorus, 
with a simple piano background, 
all well performed, made it a tas- 
ty treat. 

The third group was compos- 
ed of Biagio Marini's (1597-1665) 
Sonata La Gardana, for trumpet 
(William Wyatt '53) and basso 
continuo (Charles Forker and Ri- 
chard Kurtz); Johann Walther's 
(1496-1570) Canon for Three Wind 
Instruments (trumpet, horn, trom- 
bone — William Wyatt, Irwin 
Jones, Warren Harmon '52); and 
Sonata Plan' e Forte, by Giovanni 
Gabrieli (1557-1612). The Sonata 
La Gardana was only moderately 
well-performed. The intonation of 
the trumpet was occasionally du- 
bious, but it must be said that the 
piece was difficult. The trills es- 
pecially were well executed. The 
Canon, although considerably more 
difficult than the previous number, 
was performed much better. It is a 
sprightly piece containing some 
most pleasing counterpoint. 

The Sonata Pian' e Forte, util- 
izing seven brass instruments and 
one violin (John Loud) I found 
first-rate both in quality of com- 
position and performance. The con- 
trasts between soft and loud lent 
it a fetching air. 

The concert was a real success 
not only in the rarity and high 
grade of the music performed at it, 
but also in the enthusiastic spirit 
of the participants — they were 
there to "wax musical", and they 
certainly did: the audience, though 
small, was very receptive to the 
thoroughly successful efforts of 
the performers and conductor. 



Vol. *LXXXI 

Wednesday, May 16, 1951 

No. 6 

Editor-in-Chief , Roger W. Sullivan '52 

Associate Editor Keith W. Harrison '51 

Managing Editors Robert L. Happ '53, Aklen E. Horton Jr. '53 

Sports Editor Warren R. Ross '52 

News Editors Paul P. Brountas '54, Ronald B. Gray '54, 

, Horace A. Hildreth Jr. '54 

Assistant News Editors .... Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ranlett '54 

Feature Writer E. Ward Gilman '53 

Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Music Editor Joel H. Hupper '54 

Reporters Richard H. Allen '54, Keith A. Buzzell '54. David A. 

Carlson '54, -James A. Cook '54, William A. Fickett 
'54. Theophilus E. McKinney '54, Leo R. Sauve '54, 
Edward F. Spicer '54, Richard C. Gibson '54, Alden 
E. Ringquist '54, Jacob B. Ham Jr. '54 

Composition Assistant s Charles E. Orcutt Jr. 54 

Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Business Manager William J. Nightingale '51 

Assistant Business Manager Robert E. Gray '53 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper 54 

Co-Advertising Managers Donald A. Buckingham '53, 

i Frank G. Oswald '53 

Business Assist ants Alfred A t Gass '54, Albert F. Lilley '54 


Directors Professor Athern P. Daggett, Mr. James A. Storer, 

Robert S. Spooner '51, William J. Nightingale '51, 
Roger W. Sullivan '52 


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B.O.T.A. Marathon Stopped 
After A Suspicious Failure 

As everyone on the Bowdoin campus is aware, WBOA on 
the evening of May 14 was well on the way towards breaking 
the* record held by Princeton University for the greatest consecu- 
tive number of broadcasting hours by a campus radio station. 
On their .fourth day of uninterrupted broadcasts. WBOA had 
compiled a total of 96 hours and was planning to have the rec- 
ord well broken by Ivy Day. They were working twenty-four 
*hours a day in order to win for the college national recognition 
and also to gain experience so that they would be able to better 
serve their college. 

Apparently, there are certain members of the student body 
that had no respect for these objectives or for the weeks of labor 
they represent. Last Monday evening, one second after the 
seven o'clock time signal, the station was forced to go off the 
air for twenty-six minutes due to a mechanical breakdown thus 
disqualifying them for the record. Investigation revealed two 
blown fuses and a non-functioning rectifier tube. Two spare 
fuses normally located by the transmitter in the power house 
were missing. Ordinarily, if <blown fuses are replaced by new 
ones when there is a defect in the transmitter, they would be 
blown out again which they were not; thus showing that the 
agent causing the trouble was no longer present. WBOA cannot 
prove at this time that it was deliberate sabotage, but since the 
circumstances under which the breakdown occurred are so ex- 
tremely peculiar, and since the chances for such a breakdown to 
occur at that time without human aid are 86,399 to 1, further 
proof does not seem necessary. J 

Station WBOA is jointly owned by every student on campus. 
It therefore is pretty small for a group of boys to sacrifice the 
prestige and property of others for their own selfish amuse- 
ment. No doubt they considered themselves to be extremely 
clever and amusing but it is doubtful if anyone else would share 
their views. 

WBOA deserves the utmost praise for the work they have 
done in bringing publicity, prestige, and excellent service to 
the Bowdoin campus, and it is hoped that they will be able to 
continue this work without further obstruction from an incon- 
siderate group of adolescents. H.A.H. 

Elowe '53 Wins Head 
Post Among Debaters 

Edmond N. Elowe '53, Bowdoin 
Plan Student, was elected Presi- 
dent of the Bowdoin Debating 
Council at a meeting held last Mon- 
day, May 14. 

Other officers chosen at the 
meeting were Paul P. Brountas '54, 
Council Manager, and Charles E. 
Orcutt '54 and William F. Hoff- 
man '54, Assistant Managers. 

Three new members — Richard 
H. Allen '54, Joel H. Hupper '54, 
Robert C. Young '51 — were also 
elected into the Council. A pre- 
requisite for membership into the 
Council is participation in at least 
one intercollegiate or contest de- 

President Elowe is very active in 
several of the college activities. He 
is vice-president of the Bowdoin 
Christian Association, varsity de- 
bater, . and has been speaker at 
many state-wide events. 

MacMillan Collection 
Enlarged Once Again 

Several additional specimens for 
the MacMillan Arctic Collection at 
Bowdoin College were brought to 
the campus last week by Novio 
Bertrand. of Pawtucket, RX, a 
member of the 1950 MacMillan ex- 
pedition who has served as taxi- 
dermist for the College. 

Mr. Bertrand, who made his first 
trip with MacMillan on the schoon- 
er Bowdoin twenty-seven years 
ago, gained particular recognition 
for mounting the polar bear family 
group, now temporarily displayed 
in the Lee Museum of the Searles 
Science Building at the College. 

The new specimens include a 
rare Snow Goose and three young, 
a group of Dovekies or Little Auks, 
a Harp Seal, a Little Ring Seal 
about four months old, and 

White Coat Seal, probably only one 
day old. Additional specimens in- 
cluding a larger Seal and a Walrus, 
are expected to reach the College 
in time for display during Com- 
mencement week in June. 

Maturity Likened To 
Lilies In Sun. Chapel 

The problems relating to our 
mental growth was the subject of 
last Sunday's Chapel speaker, the 

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First Church of Christ (Congrega- 
tional) of Farmington, Connecti- 

The choir sang Gaude Mater Po- 
lonia. a Polish hymn of the 
Twelfth Century, arranged by 
Karol Rathaus. 




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Welcome. Dates! To all the lovely ladies who will be on the 
premises by the time the ORIENT hits the fraternity houses, the 
ORIENT sports staff would like to bid its fondest welcome. We 
of the sports staff hope you enjoy our little sports page. You 
may have noticed the lack of actual articles of reportage that 
have appeared on the sports page this week. This has been v 
done for a purpose. We want this to be a sports page for you, 
the dates, since it is you whom we honor here this weekend. It 
is you whom we will all oogle at tonight as you prance around 
the gym floor in all your formal finery. ar »d I wouldn't be sur- 
prised if sports and such that belong on this page will be farth- 
est from our minds as we listen to the strains of Ralph Stewart s 
orchestra and wend our way around the dance floor. 

The articles such as that ugly bit of poetry you may or may 
not have read over there across the page are not designed to 
display our escritorial adeptness, nor our knowledge of any 
particular sport, nor reports of any particular games in our re- 
cent history here at Bowdoin, which would be of no particular 
interest to you. The articles we have printed here on page three 
of the ORIENT are designed to introduce you to some of the 
guys in this school w o participate in the various sports. Per- 
haps you are a date ot one of them, and you might like to take 
it home to show your friends with the observation that "just be- 
cause that nasty sportswriter said my date should stay out of 
the kitchen doesn't mean he's fat. He's really a nice guy and he's 
not fat at all." Perhaps you'd like to burn the page for all I 
know, but we hope not. We simply want to say something 
about as many guys as we can on the page so s he can show it 
to you and gloat if nothing else. It might be a good souvenir of 
Ivy to have your date or that handsome guy who sat across the 
table from you down in print in the paper. Regardless of what 
you may care to do with it, if anything, this page has been 
composed and made up for you and is intended to please you 
rather than its regular readers around the campus. 

And while we're in the process of mentioning names, I'd like 
to say a few words about the fellows who make up the sports 
staff here in the Bowdoin ORIENT. There are only three of 
them, so it won't take long. The first one, and the oldest one 
from the point of view of service to the ORIENT, is Jeff 
Houghton. Jeff has done a lot of fine work for me in my short, 
stint as editor of the sports page, and he is the author of the 
articles on sailing and track which you see on this page. He is 
a DU, and he is currently finishing up on his sophomore year. 
Last fall, Jeff wrote some good football stories and he gave me 
a lift on my articles when we were both reporters working for 
Frank Pagnamenta, then the sports editor. Since 1 have been 
editor, Jeff has written track and sailing for me, and he has done 
well in his every attempt. 

Howie Levin has been doing work off and on during the year, 
but it has not been until recently that he has done regular work 
for me. He has done a good job covering freshman and junior 
varsity athletics, and last week, he covered the state track meet 
at Waterville. Howie took the trouble to go all the way up to 
Waterville to cover the meet first hand, and he gave the 
ORIENT readers a very fine article which appeared as the fea- 
ture on page one of last week's issue. I neglectfully forgot to 
see'that his by-line appeared with the article, and 1 hope those 
who read this and read that article will take notice of its author- 
ship. Howie is an ARU freshman. 

Herby Phillips is the last of my reporters, and I'm sorry to 
say that I've been quite neglectful in his case also, even more so 
than in Howie's case. Herby has shown an eagerness to write, 
and I have given him articles to write, most of which I've had 
to cut due to the abundance of advertising that has appeared on 
the sports page in recent issues. If I may consider myself a judge 
for a moment, I might say that Herby has plenty of ability, and 
that I hope future sports editors of the ORIENT will be a little 
more respectful toward that ability than 1 was. Herbie is also 
an ARU freshman. 

Well, dates, this is the sports staff, and this is your sports 
page. If you happen to meet Jeff or Howie or Herbie while 
you're here, tell them how much you enjoyed their writing, be- 
cause they've all worked hard. 




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SN, Chi Psi, Beta, DU To 
Compete In Softball Finals 

By Herb Phillips 

Last Monday afternoon the cur- 
tain came down on the official 
schedule of the interfraternity 
Softball competition. For the past 
month and a half Pickard Field has 
been enlivened by the spirited ball 
playing of all the fraternity teams. 
In one division the Chi Psi's and 
Sigma Nu's emerged victoriously. 
TD's and the DU's led the other 

The Sigma .Nu fraternity once 
again took the coveted White Key | mediocre display of last season. 

slugger. The double-play combo of 
Russ Hurd and Wally Wing has 
won many a game for the TD's. 
Bil Hartley, down at third, leaas 
the rest of his brothers in batting, 
sporting a .400 average. Besides 
O'Connor in the "daisies," there 
is Charlie Morrill, Bob Hamilton 
and Guy Emery — all dependable 

Getchell, Murphy, Milliken, Wood, 
Seffens Pace Track Team Success 

Howard Levin 

Although losing several out- 
standing members, this year's var- 
sity outdoor track team has enjoy- 
ed success comparable to last 
year's team. Five of the main rea- 
sons for this success are Dick Get- 
chell, Gordy Milliken, Bill Seffens, 
Don Murphy and Lou Wood. 

Probably the most versatile of 
this year's trackmen is Dick Get- 

fielders and batters. This year the J chell. Dick, who replaced Don Mur 

TDs are determined to win the 
playoffs on account of their 

Cup for their fourth successive 
year. The softball team, which 
finished up the job of retaining the 
cup is one of the best of all the 
houses. On the mound there is 
"Hefty" Brud Carman. Brud, a 
natural athlete, hurled the soft- 
ball effective enough to give his 
team a 4-1 record. Bruri's battery 
mate is Pete Clifford, a fine re- 
ceiver. In the Sigma Nu infield we 
find Norm Hubley, who is also a 
member of the varsity basketball 
team on first, George Mitchell and 
Ted Wallis covering the keystone 
sack, and" at the hot corner Dick 
Church. Ted Williams' protege, 
Dave MelancofT, is not only a 
good batter, but also an excellent 

The last, but not least, fraterni- 
ty to be depicted is the Delta Upsi- 
lon House. With an infield of 

phy as this year's only triple win- 
ner in the state meet is, with 
Murphy, the top hurdler on the 
team. In the Tufts meet Dick won 
the low hurdles and took a third 
in the highs behind Murphy. Fol- 

Charlie Jordan, Bill Davis, George | lowing this Dick won his triple vic- 
Giadano, and Ady Asherman, this 
group has been tough to beat. 
"Handsome" Dick Vokey, an ex- 
cellent twirler, has given the other 
cLUbs in the league a hard time. 
Dick's change-up pitch is his most 

effective. Duke Skinner, aside i hurdles and last~year's only triple 
from the fact of being the team's I winner in the state meet is Don 

tory in the state meet, and only 
last week, set a 220 low hurdles 
mark of 24.2 seconds in the Eas- 
tern Intercollegiate A A. track 
and field meet. 

Dick's running partner in the 

leading hitter, is a dependable re- 
ceiver of Vokey's offerings. Out 
in the field are Dick "Daddy" Mc- 
Cusker, Nick Muldava, and Bob 
Kemp. They are all experienced 
fly-shaggers. The speed and spirit 
of the TD's is the attributing fac- 
tor to their success on the dia- 

fielder. His two outfield mates, 

2KJP2T S" d Bim vT C ? ifford have mondfthis^year 
helped the Sigma N,u s own the _, 

best defensive outfield. Bob Ken- t J° sum U P thls artlcle we , ** 

nedy, a sub, really showed he had I ^at four strong teams will be 

the stuff by lining a clutch single I battlin S '* out for top position. The 

to left in the last game of the year 
It is quite difficult to state that 
one team is the best hitting team 
in the league. However, the Chi 
Psi Lodge has definitely eliminated 
any doubt by displaying a squad 
that has had almost every man 
hitting the "Golpher Ball." An out- 
field of Bill Shaw, Dave Woodruff, 
and George Murray are all notor- 
iously long ball hitters. The Chi 
Psi's million dollar infield consists 
of Len MacArthUr, John Day, 
Charlie Bennett, and Warren Mil- 
lard. These men possess steadi- 
ness; moreover, that is one reason 
why pitcher Cal Vanderbeek and 
catcher Larry "Birdie" Boyle have 
nothing to worry about when the 
opposition are at bat. 

"Avdipiunitive nine, but never- 
theless mighty potent" are the 
words that fully describe the The- 
ta Delta Chi fraternity. Toeing 
the rubber for the TD's is one of 
the best pitchers in the league, 
namely Don Lints. Ted Chambers, 
a fellow who never caught before 
in his life, certainly demonstrated 
excellent backstopping ability. On 
the initial sack is 6'5" Bill 
"Stretch" Fraser. Having belted a 
few homers, Bill, along with Jay 
O'Connor regular left fielder, has 
been rated as the house's best 

important constituent in this in- 

Murphy. Don, the Chi Psi's one 
man track team in the interfrat- 
ernity meet, in addition to run- 
ning the hurdles, has been Bow- 
doin 's top high jumper. Don was 
the second high scorer in the Tufts' 
meet with 8 points. In the Easterns 
Don won the 120 yard high hurdles 
and took fourth in the 220 yard 
low hurdles. 

Bowdoin's most consistent rec- 
ord smasher this year has been 
Bill Seffens. Bill is one of the 


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terfr^aternity competition is not to specialists on the track team. At 
see which team wins by the big- ; the present time Bill is far and 
gest margin, but to see which J away the best javelin tosser in the 
houses work as a unit and not as state and one of the best in the 
individualists. Present to the Bow- 1 East. One only has to look at his 
doin campus is a group of frater- records to be convinced of this, 
nities who are participating not Bill set his first record in the 
just to win, but to promote, good . Tufts meet by tossing the javelin 
sportsmanship and spirit among I 208 feet, 10 inches. Following this, 
themselves. Bill broke his last year's Maine 

Sailors' Average Highest 
Among All Spring Sports 

By Jeff Houghton 

The Bowdoin Varsity Sailing 
team has had on the whole the 
most successful varsity team on 
the Bowdoin campus this spring. 
The team averaged .823 for the 
season. This is figured by the plac- 
es that Bowdoin took in multiple 
meets against the possibility of 
taking first place in all the meets. 

Last Sunday, May 13, the sailing 
club met at Tufts College for a 
quadrangle meet with Northeast- 
ern, Boston College and Amherst 
so that Bowdoin could take first 
place. The skippers for Bowdoin 
were Fred Brehob and Paul Ken- 
yon for Division A and B respec- 
tively. The crew for Brehob was 
Ted Chambers, and Kenyon had 
Pete Mundy to assist him. Fred 
Brehob took four second places for 
a total of 16 points and Kenyon 
took two firsts and two thirds also 
for a total of 16 points with a to- 
tal of 32 points for the Bowdoin 
team. Boston College came in sec- 
ond with 30 points, Amherst third 
with 25, and Northeastern last 
with 21 points. 

This meet at Tufts was a consul- 
tation meet for those teams that 
didn't fare too well at the Boston 

intercollegiate track record by 
making a toss of 202 feet 11 inches. 
Bill didn't fare quite as well in the 
Easterns, but he still took a second 

When one thinks of the dashes 
at Bowdoin, one naturally thinks of 
Gordy Milliken. Gordy, the sopho- 
more flash, has consistently won 
the hundred yard dash and placed 
very high in both the 220 yard dash 
and the broad jump. Beginning 
with the Tufts meet, when he was 
high scorer with 13 points, and con- 
tinuing through the state meet, 
when he scored a victory in the 106 
and seconds in the 220 and the 
broad jump, Gordy swept by all 
opposition. The competition was 
better than usual last weekend in 
the Easterns, but Gordy perform- 
ed nicely, taking a second in the 
100, a third in the broad jump, and 
a fourth in the 220. 

Last, but far from least, is Lou 
Wood, our weight, shot, and discus 
man. Lou, the Theta Delta Chi 
president, was one the few Bow- 
doin trackmen who, during the 
course of the season, turned in a 
triple victory. In the first meet of 
the season against M.I.T. and Ver- 
mont, Lou secured his triple vic- 
tory. Throughout the rest of the 
season, although he hasn't repeat- 
ed his three event victory, Lou did 
perform admirably, picking up 
points in every meet. 

While this article is being read, 
the lads will be looking forward to 
their lassies and the tracksters to- 
ward a victory in the New Eng- 
lands. From the performances we 
have received from these five men 
and teammates like Bill Coperth- 
waite and Johnny Phillips, it is 
entirely possible that Bowdoin will 
retain its New England Track 

meet on May 3rd, which had Bos- 
ton University, Brown, Harvard, 
Tufts, Bowdoin, and Worcester 
Polytechnjcal Institute finishing 
in the points in the order men- 
tioned. The trouble with Bowdoin's 
team was that it just couldn't 
make the sail boats go fast en- 
ough. I did hear that Fred Brehob 
and Ted Chambers weren't famil- 
iar with the type of craft used in 
the meet on the Charles River. 
They side slipped considerably 
more than the X-dinghies that 
the Bowdoin men use in the New 
Meadows River Basin. In any case 
Bowdoin did make up for that poor 
showing by their victory in the 

Bowdoin also won the State of 
Maine Championships which took 
place on the 15th and 21st of April. 
Bowdoin won with a score of 37, 
Bates second with 27, Maine third 
with 27, and Colby last with 24 
points. Once again Fred Brehob 
and Pete Mundy were high scorer* 
with 20 points for taking four 
firsts and Dave Ricker and Dave 
Conrod were high scorers in B 
Division with 17 points. Ricker and 
Conrod shifted off and crewed for 
each other on alternate races. This 
two day meet was very challeng- 
ing in that the weather offered ex- 
tremely diversified conditions, 
shifting from sunny dead calm to 
rain and a twenty-five mile-an- 
hour wind, all within five minutes. 

It was the wind that caused the 
postponement of the races to the 
following week. 

On April 29th Bowdoin held an- 
other four way meet among Har- 
vard, University of Maine, and 
Tufts. Bowdoin and Harvard tied 
for first place with 33 points each. 
Tufts took second with 24 points 
and Maine in last place with 22. 
Brehob and Ricker were high point 
men in the met again in A and B 
Divisions respectively. Ricker was 
high point man for the meet. 

Sam Manning and Bill Fisher 
should be mentioned* for their ef- 
forts on the freshman sailing team. 
They have both done a good job 
and ought to be showing up well 
next year. Although the competi- 
tion is stiff for those who are chos- 
en to sail in each meet, it would 
be well worth the time of anyone 
who wishes to try out for the team. 
For those who don't know how to 
sail and would like to learn how, 
there is always someone on the 
team who is willing to teach them. 
I am sure that you would be pleas- 
antly surprised to find out how 
much enjoyment can be obtained 
in sailing. You might also think of 
the cal credit that one gets. 

Last Wednesday the Interfra- 
ternity sailing started and some 
good competition should be expect- 
ed from all the teams. The D.U.'s 
are the defending champions as 
they have two legs on the Thayer 
Francis Sailing Trophy. Dick Butt- 
ner, Larry Norton, Adie Asherman, 
Bill Oehrle, and Ed Sample sailed 
for the trophy last spring. Last fall 
General Gullicksen and Sam 
Strang piloted the little dinghies 
for the second DU victory. Bill 
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Our Athletes 

By Warren Ross 

Here's to our athletes, tried and true, of football, baseball, 
and hockey, too; the track team, the hoopsters with all of their 
wizz; let's look all around us and see who there is. The pigskin 
is lugged by many a fine man, all directed and coached by a 
Walsh named Ad-am; there's Art Bishop, the fullback, who 
packs mucho power, and end Len MacArthur, who's built like 
a tower. With Decker. Siroy,. and big Lenny Saulter. the Polar 
Bear's so loaded, it's plenty hard to halt 'er. With Rosse. the 
speedster and the fast Scoville, too, the opposition has plenty to 
do. When by blockers like Tolman and Milligan they were hit. 
the opposition couldn't do much but spit the dust they had bit; 
and they weren't too much happier when young Mr. Graff hit 
'em and dropped 'em for half after half. With McCullum and 
Johnson, and Mr. Frank Farrington, opponents got shot up like 
the DA's man Harrington; not to mention our centers. Monk 
Conway and 'Gus'nelli, whose ginger and drive made bellies of 

Prize speakers, Ericson, Roy, and Savoia, not forgetting Mr. 
Lano, the lawyer, whose passing could bring ■victory in many a 
case, as he hurled the big pigskin through acres of space. There's 
Chazz Bennett, Mc Govern and Roger Levesque. all of whom 
knocked plenty down to the deck. Speedy Milliken could catch 
'em and give the dump, unless they were got first, unless they 
were got first by someone like Bump. 

Ron Laguex. Ken Wells, and Ev Wilson were all there, to 
stamp out all those who'd harm the white bear. And last but not 
least are those two fine young chaps, Messrs. Murray (I spelled 
it right, George) and Spillane. next year's gridiron caps, who'll 
lead us nexa fall through good days and bad: Let's all stand and 
salute them that wear the cleat and the pad. 

And now to the sport of the blade and the stick; the deacon 
and his lads who were tough to lick. There was Stubby, our cap- 
tain, whose last name was King; he played all positions, center, 
defense, and wing; and Mucker, our new boss, who'll be in there 
pitchin', if he only stay out of the kitchen. Biggie "the Bull" 
McGovern in goal, played the great game with his heart and 
soul. A rookie was he when he stepped into the net; he played 
like he was a goal-tending vet. There was Denny Monroe and 
Corby Wolfe, too, who like Gerry and Gullicksen,* were game. 
through and through. Johnny Marno, Rog Levesque. and even 
ol' me; a laundry man. Frenchman, and writer-man were we: 
and we played together as did Johnson and Nault; if headsdown 
wingers lived, it wasn't their fault. 

Joe Aldred was with us and set quite a pace, as did Grandma 
Jim Decker, who played every place. We'll never forget those 
long nights of spraying, and all the warm days when we'd all 
be praying. "Please, ice by nightfall," was what we were saying. 
so we could go out there and get to our playing. When we lost, 
we d sit there and get ourselves chewed out, then we'd have to 
scrape that d — ice even though we were pooed out. But to go 
out there and play the sport was always great; there's none like 
the game of the puck and the skate. 

Now, on to the indoor sport of the winter, the sport of the 
basket, the string bean, the splinter. Coach Beezer and his boys 
weren't very tall, but they took on and gave a good game to 
all. With a trickster like Watso and a set shot like Merle, and 
guys like Audet and Bob Brown to unfurl. Coach Ed came 
through brightly like a newly-found pearl. He won closies that 
would make your hair curl. Fred Flemming, Jim Hebert, both 
with dead eyes, but let us not forget the other guys. 

What about Hubley, the veteran campaigner, 
for him will speak so much planer, than I who 
and watched with a wonder, that overhead set 
blunder. And Bennett, the team man, with all 
that's needed to keep the lead from the bustle 
Ronny, Pag, the boys with ambition, who proved such in their 
addition, to a good hoop season for the boys with the sneakers; 
let's praise them from the rooftops, and BOTA loud speakers. 

And now, let's change horses in the middle of the stream; 
in the middle of the swimming pool is what 1 really mean. Over 
there next to the gym, is the spot where the boys at Bowdoin 
swim. Our swimming team is really a killer, and it's coached by 
a gentleman named Mr. Bob Miller. With divers like Vanderbeek 
and ace Larry Boyle. Mr. Miller's task is not so much toil. With 
dashmen like Lyndon. Wishart, and Bob McGrath. the oppon- 
ents' finishers look like an aftermath. There's Ingraham, Hil- 
dreth, and young Mr. Saunders, each of whom shines when he. 
his bathing suit launders, along with Pete Humphrey whose 
very fine talents, help to give Bowdoin swimming that much 
needed balance. 

In the spring at Bowdoin, there's many a fine sport, as tennis 
and golf and baseball to report. And while we're at it, let us 
not be forgetting the track team coached by Jack Magee. The 
tennis squad's headed by our coach, Sam Ladd, and Captain 
Ted Noyes, none finer is hadf There is Charlie Watson, our 
Number one man. followed by Ted and then Bop Top-pan. not 
to forget Rog Johnson and Burch Hindle, whose talents cause 
opponents' hopes to dwindle, backed up by Wharf Martin and 
Mr Jack Williams, whose playing is enjoyed by those up in the 
pavilhons (What pa vil lions? ') . 

And now on to golf and the coach, Jim Browning, and he 
doesnt figure to do too much frowning, with Captain Bud 
Ihompson and Harry McCracken, and some more of the boys 
whose talents aren t lacking, like Hub Trefts. Chuck Kerr, and 
Dave Burnell all of whom can play like .... the dev-ell. Paul 
Kevere, 1 om <~asey, and Joe Savoia: if w e were at Georgetown, 
we d give them a Hoyal 

The state champ tracksters are all in high gear, led by Bill 
Serrens. with his mighty spear. With hurdlers Getchell and Mur- 

firn-l trU *£ ° ""? o ,aim many rcco *<*» that they did bust, and 
Milliken, Conn, and Biggs in the sprint, who have written school 
history with many a fine stint, not to mention dashman Chun- 
Hoon and Charlie Demming, whose efforts are bright while 
Bowdoin is stemming, the tide of the opposition in the distance 
and weights, and by weights we don't mean their lovely dates. 
In long run. are Walker, Damon, and Coe, whose spikes o'er 
many a track did go, for points in this exhausting event. Not 

P?ir VC J' !£ ck8ter8 J ta ' e / nte , been "Pent, for there's weightmen 
Phillips. Needham and Wood; the point, mount up wherever 
they ve stood, hurling hammer and shots in efforts to win. (If 

I £"* _1° ,t - A « ostinelh - Wragg, or Tuttie kin!) Bill Seffens 
and Cope rth waite. on the javelin and vault, are practically im- 
possible to halt. With vaulters Harmon and Walker besides, plus 
jumper. Murphy Biggs, and Friend whose hides, they hurl out 
over the bar or the pit, for the high jump and broad jump are 
the points they do git. 

Finally, there's baseball and MacFayden the deacon; state 

■ wins are what he is seeking, with pitcher-slugger Bishop 

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is almost a sense of touch: the 
Physical presence of the remem- 
brance of a love, very dear and 
tender, which has left the memory 
of its beginning, its inception in the 
Past, to the lover when the reality 
of his actual "time" love has be- 
come perhaps cold and half-ful- 
filled. As with "Black", "They Are 
Four", and "Once Tree", Owen 
i does something amazing with the 
grammatical structure of his poet- 
ry which defies explanation. The 
reader knows exactly what the 
poet is saying without his ever 
having actually said it anywhere in 
the course of the poem. I think the 
four are well written and-intensely 
satisfying examples of good, mod- 
ern verse. 

In "Gardenias and Dandelions", 
Thomas Juko presents a very inter- 
esting point in regard to Henry 
James' theory of the novel. The 
central observing intelligence of 
James' novels does not seem to 
.strike Mr. Juko as a very enter- 
taining figure. He prefers to regard 
him as a bodiless " 'spiderweb' 
mind" floating about on the mental 
waves of a non-physical existence. 
What Mr. Juko fails to grasp is the 
essential unity of action and con- 
tinuous sequence of event which 

^.maintained by the use of this 
type of central figure. The motiva- 
tion and the careful fitting into 
place of each important part of the 
plot, are in constant observation by 
Uhe reader viewing all this through 
the eyes of the central character. 
I think Juko's ambition to produce 
a novel in which the mind and 
body of man interact together is an 
admirable idea; Aldous Huxley, 
/.ane Grey, Mary Roberts Rinehart 
and others have all demonstrated 
that such is possible, an 1 the field 
of mind-and-body writers seems to 
be fairly open. As the advent of the 
new school of naturalistic fiction in 
the early 1900's presented one side 
of an argument over the novel, so 
James presented another. Since 
that time, hundreds of other novel- 
ists have either expanded or con- 
tracted these theories. I would 
call it the natural progression of 
literature — the climatical change 
in the theories of creative writing. 
Juko is another addition to this 
long line of theorizers; but I think 
he may have leaned away from 
the main point of the artist's right 
to choose his own medium as well 
as his mode of expression, and have 
ultimately found himself revolving 
in somewhat "misconcentric" cir- 
( -li.-s through his presentation of 
James in the bad light of arguing 
on both sides of the literary fence: 
by Jus quotations, Juko makes 
James appear to be advocating 
botfi reality and unreality in fic- 
tion, the same breath. Albeit that I 
cannot agree with him on the sub- 
ject of Henry James, I found Ju- 
ko's poetry of an exceptionally su- 
perior quality. In "Groping for a 
Star", there is a nice unity of time 
and place. I do not feel qualified to 
speak of where its .mythical sym- 
bolism may be leading or to criti- 
cize its philosophical content. I do 
like the imagery here, however, I 
which I think rather striking and I 
in most instances clear. There is 

. some lack of interaction between | 
the five stanzas. This latter failing ! 
1 do not feel to be present in "I 
Often Close my Eyes to See", where 
the theme is carried along nicely 
from one group to the other 
through the technical device of 
running-over lines. In "There is a 
Darkness In Each Town", I sense 
a certain amount of imitativeness 
but touches like "of neon lights 
up-coming down" are refreshing 
and I think, good. In all three, bal- 
ance and rhythm make them well 
ordered and effective. 

"Occasionally" by Phil Siekman 
is a nice tight little poem, so much 
Hp that the reader fails in trying to 
peek through the lacing which 
holds it together. A little loosening 
at the seams might prove interest- 
ing in his future efforts. His story- 
essay, "The Building", however, I 
[K-rsonally believe to be the best 
thing of its type to appear in the 
Quill in some time. It is impressive 
grandiloquently so, beautifully de- 
linitive and going somewhere as 
straight as an arrow. I like it 
principally because it has as its 
basis, an undeniable truth common 
to every country, city and person 
in existence: we excuse our forgot- 
ten humanitarian duties by taking 

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making our slum areas less ob- 
noxious, and the lot of the "minor" 
majority of our people, whom we 
casually refer to as "common", a 
little easier. Siekman has written 
a good and vital essay in beauti- 
fully descriptive prose — well done. 

In the little poem by Ralph 
Hughes, he seems to be playing 
with words and sounds, and some 
hazily defined concept; but, what 
he is aiming at or where he intends 
to end, I am at a loss to discover. 

In "A Dim Star Twinkled", Al- 
len Hetherington has made use of 
a- plot which has not only been 
overworked by hundreds of under- 
graduate writers in the last dec- 
ade, but has been overworked to 
death. Admittedly, love and passion 
are themes of universal interest. 
The story, in dealing with these 
themes however, follows a tradi- 
tionally accepted pattern for three 
quarters of its length, and sudden- 
ly, when the reader is approaching 
the culmination of the plot a shift 
occurs, and the heroine, instead of 
dedicating her life to the Friendly 
Sanctuary for Homeless Birds, 
finds herself longing for the recent 
object of her repulsion ; this makes 
it rather bad for the reader look- 
ing for some sort of identification 
with the story. In spite of this lack 
of identifying material, however, 
the ending should prove (so the 
author would have us believe (that 
"Love will find a way, and Life to 
worth living"; but somehow, it 
fails to convince me both that it is 
life, and that it is worth reading 
about. The situations are too de- 
liberately contrived, the rapid 
movement of events too stereotyp- 
ed to bear another (and yet an- 
other) repetition, and the plot it- 
self too thinly disguised to carry 
the strength of the emotions the 
author would have us experience 
along with Martha and Robert. 
There is a good deal of description 
at the beginning of the story which 
leads one to anticipate something 
a little more pleasant in the way of 
story theme. Even though there is 
much unnecessary copy devoted to 
a categorizing of the pleasant 
things about the farm and how 
nice and orderly everything there 
is, most of this introductory action 
is good and the descriptive phrases 
in some places, excellent. It is only 
when the plot weaves itself around 
to becoming the action of a typical 
"slick" story, that things begin to 
fall apart, and to border on the 
trite. I would say that most of 
Hetherington's trouble seems to 
be in finding suitable plots to devel- 
op. He knows how to write; all he 
needs is to find something to write 
about. The difference between his 
story and the poem, "Trucks", is 
like the wall between night and 
day. Here he has obviously found 
a theme he can sink his teeth into, 
and something he feels secure in 
putting down on paper — he has a 
point to make, and with the help of 
several very good metaphors, and 
a nice symbolic analogy from 
Shakespeare, the reader becomes 
aware of the sound and the noise 
of the night-rolling monsters of 
modern transportation. A strong 
and vividly descriptive verse, much 
better for what it actually says 
than his story could ever be. 

I think the strongest prose writ- 
ing in this issue is evident in "The 
River". Here, Joel Graham has 
written a story which has practi- 
cally everything a good short-short 
should have: action without the 
ripping and tearing sounds of 
thunder and lightning; a sense of 
the futility of the present; a sor- 
row for the irretrieveableness of 
the past; and a boy's disturbing 
wonder about the dark, unknow- 
able future. Graham has a fresh 
and appealing prose style, at times 
reminiscent of a happy and hope- 
ful Faulkner, if it could be said 
that such a style exists. He has 
made an honest and clearly defined 
attempt to establish a strong em- 
pathy between the fictional boy | 
and the reader. He succeeds; and ' 
he does so because between prac- 1 
tically all of us and this boy there 
is a common bond of experience — j 
each of us, with a slight stretch of 
our imaginations, may recognize in , 
"the boy with the 22" the shadow | 

Busy Weekend Planned 
For Brothers, Dates 

[Continued from Page 7] 
at Art Williams' shore-side es- 
tate on Small Point is the after- 
noon project. Following this the 
delegation will return to the 
riotous atmosphere of supper in 
the bar, followed by dancing on 
the terrace to the music of Lloyd 
Rafnell. Both nights will feature 
music from records which is to be 
piped to every part of the house. 

The Alpha Delt dates will take 
home along with their many pleas- 
ant memories, drinking jackets. 

Along with the usual plans for 
Ivy, the Psi U's have kept to cus- 
tom with the presentation of a 
cocktail party to be preceded by 
a formal banquet. After the formal 
dance at the gym the dates will 
return to the house for impromptu 

Sebasco will be the scene of the 
Psi U's picnic and relaxation Sat- 
urday afternoon. The green house 
on Maine Street will rock to the 
rhythm of a University of New 
Hampshire dance band on Satur- 

of whit we might have been not 
too long ago. I liked it very much 
— a fine piece of work. 

As with most of John Bradford's 
previous work for the Quill, 
"Groan" relies on John's fine clas- 
sical background. I sympathize 
with his "groan", and find it a wit- 
ty, interesting bit of verse. 

The very intriguing thing about 
"Whispers from a Suburban Porch" 
is that there is more of truth than 
fiction to it. Semple writes well, 
with a clever understanding of the 
effectiveness of poetic structure, 
and of human nature as well. I 
would say that it faithfully and 
quite vividly portrays the malicious, 
spread of rumor on Gossip's 
tongue, even to the inevitable feed- 
ing of the vine by each contributor, 
as its stalk proceeds and grows fat- 
ter by the rumor. A good satire, 
and a more competent versifica- 

In Robert Happ's story, "The 
Fourth Light", there are primarily 
too many obvious similies and too 
conscious an attempt to produce 
striking metaphors. Once or twice 
in the beginning paragraphs there 
are some very good touches con- 
cerning the trolley passengers, but 
the later repetitiveness of these 
descriptions destroys in part their 
effectiveness. There are sentences 
here and there extraordinarily re- 
miniscent of Hemingway. In gen- 
eral, however, the story is fairly 
confusing: I think this is so mainly 
because any writing which "-deals 
with the supernatural always pre- 
sents difficult problems in creating 
suspense. Here, I do not believe 
these problems are successfully 
handled. What keeps the story 
from being as effective as it could 
be is its failure to add. up to some- 
thing more than an isolated piece 
of time: there is only middle, no 
particular beginning and no satis- 
factory aestheti^ ending; rather, a 
forced unnatural ending which mis- 
leads the reader into having to ac- 
cept the story because he's read 
too far to reject it with ease. As 
with most of the material of the 
issue, there are as I have indicated 
several good descriptive touches 
serving to redeem somewhat the 
lack of motivating plot and cen- 
trally unifying technique. "The 
Song the Swan Sings" (perhaps 
the best titling job of the issue), 
presents however, a tremendously 
moving and exciting theme. It is 
emotionally mature, arousing a 
perfect and natural feeling of sym- 
pathy towards the misunderstood 
and misunderstanding Josef, and 
an actual feeling of sorrow as his 
tragedy reaches its climax. The 
movement is large and weil-defin- 
ed^unlike "The Fourth Light"; it 
has color^ and the sense of a contin- 
uity with the ageless quarrel be- 
tween Art and the Mob about it. 
A most effective story, relying for 
its reader contact mainly on the 
presentation of the deep dramatic 
chasm between Josef and the three 
men in the alley, underplayed so 
definitely at times that it becomes 
the brutality of men of force every- 
where and through this, the theme 
and moving action of a universally 
true meaning. Nothing but orchids 
for "The Song the Swan Sings." 

day evening. 

With upwards to forty-five dates 
scheduled to be present, the boys 
from the Psi Upsilon fraternity 
have also ordered beer jackets for 
Ivy favors. 

The Chi Psi House starts its 
Ivy festivities off on a formal note 
with a banquet precedfcig the 
annual dance for the entire college. 

The picnic for the Chi Psi's will 
be held at Popham Beach after 
which the brothers and their dates 
will return to Brunswick and 
Boody Street for a cocktail party 

"The Horror, 
The Horror" 

How You Can Make $13.95 Go Almost 
As Far As You'd Like 

1 . Grasp $ 1 3.95 tightly in your grubby little fist. 

2. Repeat ten times; "1 will not go to the Green Front. 
I will not go to the Green Front. I will not go to the 
Green Front!" 

3. Take the shortest route (try a straight line) to 212 
Maine Street. 

4. Rush into Ryan's, plunk down your 1395 box tops 
(or a reasonable facsimile thereof) and in a loud de- 
manding voice say : 

a. "Let's try on a pair of those medium-weight dark 
grey flannels." 


b. "I want to buy one of them there summer cord 
jackets you got in the window." 


c. (This' 11 cost you an extra buck so don't say we 
didn't warn you.) "Trot out a pair of genuine white 
bucks with the red rubber soles — and make it the 
right size — for a change." 

The effect you'll have will astound you. You never guessed 
you exerted such influence. 

Try this diverting socio-economic experiment first thing 
tomorrow. You'll say $13.95 was never better spent. 

J. F. Ryan V Co. 

0^0 2 1 2 OAaine Street 

PLEASED to learn, that Ed- 
gar Wanhope '52 is sitting 
up now and taking nourish- 
ment, although still undergo- 
ing treatment. He suffered 
an attack upon meeting his 
blind date; the first spasm is 
pictured above. 

and supper. Saturday evening the 
group will be entertained by a 
Dixieland Jazz Band from Am- 
herst to which all Bowdoin men 
and dates are invited. 

Straw shirts will be the favors 
at the Chi Psi House whose mem- 
bers are importing nearly forty- 
five dates. 

The DKE House is omitting its 
annual cocktail party and starting 
the weekend off On a sober note 
with the banquet before the col- 
lege dance. 

The Dekes will take on the AD's 
star beer-ball players in the 
morning, and the boys will con- 
tinue their festivities with a lawn 
party on the house lawn. In the, 
evening the house will be enter- 
tained by a Jazz Band from Bos- 

To top off the whole weekend 
the Dekes are planning a 
champagne breakfast Sunday 

The TD's will begin their Ivy 
activity at the House Friday after- 
noon with a cocktail party. In the 
evening the house will be the scene 
of a formal banquet and an in- 
formal "vie" dance, after the 
formal gym dance. 

The Theta Delts will travel to 
Harpswell Saturday afternoon 
where the group will enjoy lobsters 
and free beer. They will return 
to the house in the evening for a 

The forty-five dates will be given 
berets decorated with the TD 

The DU's cocktail party on Fri- 
day afternoon will launch the Ivy 
weekend at this house. The cock- 


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tail party will be followed by a 
formal banquet and the college 

Saturday afternoon will be a 
busy one for the DU's and their 
dates. Scheduled at this time are 
a picnic at Popham Beach and a 
roller skating party. The dance 
at the house in the evening will 
feature Gene Whiting and his 
Orchestra from Portland. The 
favors for the forty dates will be 

The Zete's Friday evening will 
be strictly formal with a formal 
cocktail party at the house follow- 
ed by a formal banquet The 
brothers and their dates will re- 
turn to the house after the college 
dance for a short party. 

Popham Beach will be the scene 
of Saturday afternoon festivities 
for the Zete's, where a beach 
party and picnic will be held. The 
Zeta Psi House will entertain their 
guests in the evening with a group 
of Portland High School freshmen 
playing music for the dancing. 

Offering perhaps the most 
original favors of the year the 
Zetes will give their some forty- 
six dates old white shirts donated 
by the men on which plaid collars, 
pockets, and sleeves have been 

The earliest of all the cocktail 
parties will be held at the Kappa 
Sigma House before the play Fri- 
day afternoon. In the evening a 
banquet will precede the formal 
dance at Sargent Gymnasium. 

AimHi Lodge on Lake Sebago 
will be the scene of all Kappa Sig 
activity on Saturday. In the after- 
noon after a picnic dinner around 
an open fireplace the group will 
enjoy swimming and boating. 
Ralph Stuart's dance band will 
play for a dance for the brothers 
and their dates at the Lodge Sat- 
urday evening. 

The forty-five dates will receive 
as party favors stuffed animals 
with the Kappa Sig crest. 

A cocktail party will precede the 
formal banquet at the Beta House, 
after which the couples will attend 
the dance at the gym. 

The Betas will travel to Sebago 
Lake Saturday for a lobster-clam- 
beer party. They will return to the 
house in the .evening where they 
will don costumes for the "Roaring 
Twenties" dance. The brothers 
and their dates will also be enter- 
tained there with an hour of Dixie- 
land Jazz. 

The forty-five dates will be given 
as remembrances of Ivy beer mugs 
and a group picture of all the 
brothers and their dates. 

Friday evening the SignuLjius 7 
will entertain their dates with a 
cocktail party and banquet. After 
these scheduled activitiesHhey will 
make their way to the gym for 
the formal dance. 

Saturday the Sigma iNu House 
will hold a picnic and beach party 
at Bailey's Island. The group will 
return to the house in the evening 
for a Skidrow Party at which the 
Cellar Dwellers, a novelty band 
from Boston, will play, 
at the Williams' estate at Small- 
point. After the picnic, the group 

Campus's Best Actors 
Seen This Afternoon 

{Continued from Page /} 
tremely well, particularly during 
the "scenario" scene, which fell 
somewhat short. Ron Lander, who 
did not quite have the sarcasm 
necessary for his role, Bill Hazen, 
who seemed lacking in his big 
"dramatic" scenes and Alden Ring- 
quist, despite his rather birdlike 
swinging motion, were all adequate 
for their parts. As a matter of fact 
these men would probably have 
shone to better advantage if the 
the rest of the cast had been of the 
sort seen usually here. 

Concerning the women, Mary 
Chittim, as is only right, really 
showed to advantage in the part 
of Dulcy, who is a very exasperat- 
ing woman; Mrs. Chittim played 
this quality to the hilt. Nancy Mc- 
Keen was not far behind Mrs. Chit- 
tim throughout the evening, and 
at some times, notably the last 
act, was right up with her. Marilyn 
Brackett was not equal to the oth- 
er females in the cast but she did 
not have so much of a part to work 
with. The distinguishing features of 
the other two women was the 
range of their voices. Mary Chit- 
tim's voice was one that ran the 
gamut from impossibly high to 
very low". Nancy McKeen, as con- 
trast, spoke in a deep unmodulated 
voice all evening. The contrast was 
very enjoyable. 

Goo dby- SutJOAy- 4:30 

f*>&m.n*p>> fi 

Bowdoin Sailors Have 
Highest Team Average 

[Continued from Page j] 
Hartley, Russ Hird, Jack Daggett 
and Don Lints sailed for the TD's. 

A straw hat will be given every 
date as party favors. 

The boys from Federal Street 
will be formal all the way with a 
formal cocktail party followed by 
a banquet. 

The ATO's will spend the entire 
day Saturday at Wind-in-the-Pines 
Lodge on Sebago. There will be a 
beach party in the afternoon and 
in the evening there will be a 
dance in the Lodge. Ozzie Miller 
and his band will play for this 

The ATO favors will be crew 
caps with a fraternity emblem. 

The ARU House will be the 
scene of a cocktail party Friday 
afternoon which sets in motion the 
Ivy weekend festivities. The group 
will have their fraternity banquet 
at the Hotel Eagle preceding the 
college formal and there will be a 
party for the members and their 
dates after the dance. 

Saturday the boys and their 
dates will travel to Reid State 
Park for a picnic lunch and outing. 
The ARU's will return home Sat- 
urday 4 night for an Apache Party. 
There will be dancing under the 
stars on the Pavillion if the 
weather permits. The group will 
dance to a four-piece band Under 
the direction of Charlie Pine. 

Al Miller. Lou Roberts. Paul Ru- 
bin and Ralph Levy represented 
the ARU's for the interfraternity 
competition. Pete Hawley, Tom La- 
throp, John Lund and Frank Far- 
rington went before the wind for 
the Zetes. The Independent came 
through with John Small, Pete Git- 
tinger and Bill Allen (an inactive 
DU at that time). The Dekes put 
up Bill Ingraham and Bob Fors- 
berg who did a fair job. The out- 

standing man for the Sigma Nu's 
was Whispers Tallman. The Beta's 
had Pete Van Voast, Dick Hallet 
and Phil Huss to do their sailing. 
The Kappa Sig's found Jim Bar- 
low, Bill Stearns, George Spencer 
and Pete Sulides to represent 
them. The ATO's who sailed were 
Don Russell and Bill Burnhanil The 
Psi U's chose Jack Wisner, EMnny 
Goddard, Roger Boyd and Hugh 
Casey to sail. 

Our Athletes 


Announcing a new book by 

Robert P. Tristram Coffin 


Essays on the art of poetry including several new poems 

Publication Friday, May 18th 

Palmer's Book Shop 

On The Hill 

Telephone 822 

[ Continued from Page j ] 
and Handy Andy, whose play at any spot is certainly dandy. 
There's Captain Jim Decker, at the hot corner is his fate, and 
ex-cap Bob Graff there behind the plate. There's Wally Bartlett 
with the biggest B.A. ; responses to him would always be, "Yay!" 
Fred George or Levesque are in there at second; at short, Cor- 
by Wolfe answered when the deacon beckoned. On the mound, 
there's Jordan, Hebert, and Audet, plus Bishop whose arm is al- 
ways a good bet. In the daisies, there's McGovern and Flem- 
ming, da's all, but they can really shag that ball, along with 
Bishop who plays right when not on the mound, or Bartlett or 
Lano who occasionally are found, in the daisies to fill in out 
where they are needed; their talents should certainly not go un- 
heeded. Utility is a big name in the national sport. Petterson, 
Cockburn, and Henderson are that sort, Ray at first, the others 
with mask and mitt, and all can be called upon to go in there 
and hit. 

That's all there are, there ain't no more. Besides, my writing 
hand is sore. My punctuation she stinks, at my grammar I blinks; 
perhaps dees whole poem, she should go down the sinks. This 
poetry, I admit, is not very steep; to make it come out, I had to 
dig deep, especially deep from time to time, to get something 
that would resemble a rhyme. To those of you who have read 
this far, even though this poem isn't up to par, you rate from 
me a big cigar; Best wishes and Happy Ivy, too, by Gar! 

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, there is 
always a friendly gathering of 
University of Utah students in the 
Annex Cafeteria. And, as in univer- 
sities everywhere, ice-cold Coca-Cola 
helps make these get-togethers 
something to remember. As a pause 
from the study grind, or on a Sat- 
urday night date — Coke belongs. 

Ask for it either way . . . both 
trade-marks mean the same thing. 

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Seniors Elect Graham 
Class Marshal; Plans 
For Commencement Set 

To Lead Processions 
Of Graduating Men 
With Robinson Cane - 

The class of '51 has elected Wil- 
liam T. Graham '51 Class Marshal, 
it was announced recently. 

Graham has been a Meddie- 
bempster for four years and Is at 
present the President of that 
organization. He has also been a 
member of the Glee Club for four 
years of which he is also Presi- 
dent. During his tenure as Presi- 
dent he has arranged practically 
all of the songs now in the Meddies 

A-s Marshal Graham will lead 
the Baccalureate procession into 
The First Parish Church where 
the graduating Class will receive 
their diplomas. After the cere- 
monies are concluded Graham will 
lead the Class of '51 out of the 
Church and over to the Union 
where the parade will disperse. 

Graham will carry the tradition- 
al Robinson cane which the Class 
Marshal has carried for many 
years in both the Baccalaureate 
procession and Commencement. 
The gold headed cane will be wrap- 
ped in ribbons of alternate black 
and white representative of the 
Black and White of Bowdoin Col- 

The position of Class Marshal is 
awarded to the senior who has 
shown outstanding leadership and 
character coupled with a pleasing 
personality. To receive this signal 
honor from members of one's class 
is considered to be the greatest 
non-scholastic recognition in all of 
the senior class. 

Graham is a member of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and 
comes from Belmont, Massachu- 

Senior Class Marshal 

WILLIAM T. GRAHAM, recently elected marshal of the 
Class of 1951. examines wrappings on the traditional Robin- 
son cane which he will carry in the Baccalaureate and Com- 
mencement processions. Tying the bow is Miss Marilyn Brack- 
ett of the library staff. ' 

Two ROTC Officers, 
Sergeants To Report 
For Fort Eustis Duty 

Lieutenant Colonel Gregg C. Mc- 
Leod, Major Joseph B. Miller, and 
Sergeants First Class Percy E. 
Driskell and Frederick K. Selnau 
of the ROTC staff have been order- 
ed to report to Fort Eustis, Lee 
Hall, Virginia, for duty at the sum- 
mer training camp. 

Lieutenant Colonel McLeod has 
been assigned as Personnel Officer 
at the camp and Major Miller is to 
be Assistant Supply Ofliccr there. 
Both ofliccrs plan to leave f8r 
camp on or about June 1 in order 
to report for duty on June 4. Ser- 
geants First Class Driskell and 
Selnau, on t,he other hand, who will 
be used to assist in the training of 
the advanced ROTC cadets, will 
not rej>ort until June 11. 

Colonel Walter H. Kennctt has 
announced that all plans have been 
made both for the summer session 
here and the six weeks' training 
period at Fort Eustis. According 
to this report, thirty-one students 
from M.S. 32 and 42 begin their 
training at 4 p.m.. June 16 and 
leave for homo on July 28. During 
the summer on the campus the 
colonel plans to teach M.S. 11 and 
"21, with provisions being made to 
give students an opportunity to 
take M.S. 12 and 22 in t.hc Fall. 

Also, said Colonel Kennett. some 
additional defcrmenU for students 
enrolled in M.S. 12 have been 
awarded, and additional ones are 
expected in the near future. Al- 
ready more than 150 deferments 
have been assigned, and students 
who have not yet received such 
deferments have been advised to 
continue with M.S. 21 since they 
may be eligible to receive defer- 
ments later. 

There will also be an addition to 
the staff for the summer term: 
Sergeant Frank Beechem, who has 
arranged a mutual transfer with a 
man stationed in San Antonio, 
Texas. Working with Colonel Ken- 
nett also may be WOJC Ralph T. 
Higdon, however, he has tenta- 
tively been assigned to Fort Eustis. 

Although no report on the re- 
sults of the formal review held at 
Whittier Field May 8 has been 
received Colonel Kennctt said that 
news is expected at any time. 

Schroeder Of Calhoun 
College, Yale, Delivers 
Talk In Sunday Chapel 

The Rev. John C. Schroeder D.D. 
(Hon. '33), spoke on the three 
viewpoints of life at the last Sun- 
day Chapel of the year. 

Dr. Schroeder, who is Master of 
Calhoun College at Yale Univer- 
sity, listed as the three viewpoints 
of life, the Materialistic, the Rc- 
pentitive, and the Biblical. 

The Materialistic viewpoint is 
that which believes only in mone- 
tary gain, Dr. Schroeder went on. 
He deplored the fact that this point 
of view was all too prevalent am- 
ong the present generation. 

Dr. Schroeder's second point, Re- 
pentance and Remorse, involves 
three Philosophies; the Epicurean, 
the Stoic, and the Christian. The 
Epicurean embodies the 'Eat, drink 
and be merry'" idea of people who do 
not regard the future with proper 
concern. The Stoic philosophy holds 
that every action is performed for 
heroic glory. The Christian view- 
point, Dr. Schroeder said, is too 
well know to bear repetition. 

The final viewpoint is the Bibli- 
cal one. Dr. Schroeder concluded 
by stating that a careful study of 
the Bible will reveal that God was 
the motivating force behind most 
of the actions. He emphasized that 
this motivating force should be be- 
hind more actions today. 

The choir sang GretchaninofTs 
"Credo" with a solo by C. Russell 
Crosby 51. 

Crosby '51 To Perform 
At Graduating Recital 
In Union Lounge Sun. 

C. Russell Crosby Jr. '51, bari- 
tone, will present his graduating 
recital this Sunday evening at 8:15 
in the Moulton Union Lounge. 

Mr. Crosby began his musical 
career as a choir boy in Grace 
Church, Manchester, New Hamp- 
shire, from where he went to Trin- 
ity Church in Boston. Receiving a 
choir scholarship, he attended St. 
Dunstan's School for five years. At 
Cranston High School, he was a 
member of the Glee Club and 
Choir, doing solo work for all occa- 

He then began to do work in 
Providence, Rhode Island, as bari- 
tone soloist in Grace Church, and 
as the baritone soloist in Faure's 
Requiem for the Scholar Cantarum 
of St. Stephen's Church. 

After an interruption of three 
years in .his musical work by the 
Navy. Mr. Crosby taught school 
from 1946 to 1948 at Lubcc High 
School, in Lubec, Maine. He also 
directed the Glee Club and Church 
Choir, and did a series of benefit 

During his stay at Bowdoin, Mr. 
Crosby has been repeatedly featur- 
ed as soloist at recitals and for the 
Glee Club, Choir, Music Club, and 
the Brunswick Choral Society. In 
addition, he has been directing a 
church choir in Saco, Maine. 

The program Which he will pre- 
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NESDAY. MAY 23. 1951 

NO. 7 

Camera Club Awards 
Prizes To VonHuene, 
Gaston and Nickerson 

Hoerle's Wrestlers 
Awarded Third Place 
In "Action Class" 

Michael A. von Huene '52 took 
highest honors in the Camera 
Club's recent photo contest by 
winning both "best in the show" 
and first and third prizes in the 
"general" category. 

James P. Gaston '54 won first 
prize in the action class with an 
excellent shot of two Bowdoin 
athletes parrying and thrusting in 
a fencing class. Gaston also took 
second pirze in the same class with 
a picture of a sea gull alighting 
on a post. 

David A. Hoerle '54 took honors 
in the action class with third prize 
being awarded for his photograph 
of two wrestlers working out on 
the mat in the Bowdoin gymnasi- 
um. The award was made on the 
basis df the fact that the picture 
showed excellent timing, catching 
the full excitement of a wrestling 

Second' prize in the general class 
was awarded to Roy W. Nickerson 
'51 for his impression of Mexico: 
the ruins of an Indian temple at 
Mitla, framed in the branches of 
a picturesque tree. 

Von Huene's prize winning pic- 
ture showed the campus covered 
by a pall of smoke during the 
Autumn burning of leaves. His 
other photo was a surrealistic im- 
pression of a tree at sunset. 

According to the Camera Club's 
spokesman, the entries were plen- 
tiful and varied, with foreign 
scenes equaling if not outweighing 
the domestic entries. The prizes 
will be sent to • the winners this 
week, and entrants may pick up 
their pictures in the Moulton 
Union lounge. 

House Elections Held 
In Five Fraternities; 
Others Elect Tonight 

Forker, Harrison, Roy 
Aid Hwochinsky Win 
Commencement Parts 

Speakers To Address 
146th Commencement 
To Be Held June 16 

The Committee on Commence- 
ment Parts, the Chairman of which 
is Professor Thomas C. Van Cleve, 
las announced the following sen- 
iors as the commencement speak- 
cn: Charles W. Forker, Keith W. 
Harrison, Paul Hwoschinsky, Carl 
W, Roy, with Richard S. Vokey'as 

Charles W. . Forker, a member 
of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, 
recently was awarded a Fulbright 
Scholarship for study at Oxford 
next year and is a member of Phi 
Beta Kappa. Since graduating 
from Western Reserve Academy, 
Hudson. Ohio, Forker has been 
qtmnected at Bowdoin with the 
Glee Club and the Masque and 

The president of Delta Upsilon 
fraternity, Keith W. Harrison of 
Alliance, Ohio, will speak. He has 
been president of the Student 
Council and associate editor of the 

Paul Hwoschinsky, who was 
graduated from Groton School lives 
Greenwich, Connecticut. Having 
ayed tennis and skied at Bow- 
n, Hwoschinsky also belongs to 
lta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. 
J Carl W. Roy, Sigma Nu fraterni- 
ty man who has played football for 
four years, recently won the 1868 
Prize Speaking Contest. A grad- 
te of Kennett High School, Con- 
y, New Hampshire, Roy has 
n a James Bowdoin Scholar and 
awarded an economics schol- 

The alternate speaker, Richard 
bkey, also has been president of 
e Student Council and vice-pres- 
ent of Delta, Upsilon fraternity, 
aving graduated from Boston 
tin and having studied at Phil- 
ps Exeter Academy, Vokey was 
football and track man here and 
ves in South Boston. 

The Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsil- 
on, Chi Psi, Zcta Psi, and Kappa 
Sigma Houses held their house 
elections for the coming year last 

Reginald P. McManus '52 was' -"zabeth Alcorn, a student at 


tjon (lough, titan" member of 
the New England Student Chris- 
tian Movement, will be at the 
Moulton Union, Conference A, 
tonight to discuss the forthcom- 
ing plans of the Bowdoin Chris- 
tian As.solra.tion. All officers, 
members, and interested persona 
are urged to attend this meeting. 
The B.C.A. is very fortunate to 
have l.i-n's guidance for next 
year's plans. Tonight's response 

will slum him our appreciation. 

Two students, Rupert Clark '51 
and Philip Siekman \>S, participat- 
ed Friday, May 18, in a philosophy 
discussion at Colby College. 

Topic: can philosophy offer 
to the solution of world conflicts? 

Moderator: Raphael Demos, Pro- 
cessor of philosophy, Harvard. 

Participants: Representatives of 
Colby; Bates and Maine. 

Costly Play, "Richard II", Planned For 
For 1951 Commencement Day Exercises 

Brountas Top Speaker 
In Freshman Class 

Paul P. Brountas '54 won the 
Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prize 
for excellency in speaking on Tues- 
day afternoon. May 22, at Memorial 
Hall before a large group of Eng- 
lish 4 students. 

The contest, which is only open 
to freshmen, awards a prize of $15 
to the first place winner, presented 
to Brountas. and a prize of $10 to 
the second place winner, which was 
won by Allen F. Hetherington '54. 

Other finalists in the contest who 
participated in the competition 
were Miguel E de la Fe '54. Joel H. 
Hupper '54. Harold D. Osgood '54 
and Hertlck C. Ridlon '54. 

Shakespeare's "Richard II," 
selected as the Commencement 
play for 1951, will be presented on 
June 15 at 9:00 p.m. in dedication 
to the late Professor Stanley P. 
Chase, who directed the play in its 
last staging at Bowdoin during the 
spring of 1934. 

The cost, the variety of costume, 
and the large cast make "Richard 
II" a play that can seldom be man- 
aged by a college organization. A 
total of 48 costumes are needed 
to stage the play and the many 
stage properties add to this diffi- 

Because it is difficult to hold 
men over until graduation and be- 
cause it is simpler to rehearse the 
play with a smaller number of 
actors than there are parts. Prof. 
George H. Quinby ha s seen it 
necessary to have several men 
double and even triple on parts. 
The costume changes and doubling 
make it hard to avoid long waits 
between scenes, but it is being 
directed so that there will be only 
one intermission and so that the 
scenes will flow from one to the 
other. The terrace and steps of 
the Walker Art building will be 
the scenes of the changing action. 

There will be black velvet 
drapes behind the pillars and the 
entrances will be made from here 
and from archways at the left and 
right of the steps. 

Prof. Quinby has not completed 
the casting yet, but those parts 

which are definite at this time are: 
Donald Dennis '51, as Richard; 
Charles Forker '51, a s Boling- 
broke; Raymond Rutan '51, as the 
Duke of York; Vincent Gookin '52, 
as John of Gaunt; Peter Powell 
'54, as Aumerle; Todd Callihan 
'54, Bagot; Chalmers MacCormack 
'52, as Northumberland; and Wil- 
liam Ingraham '51 as Scroop; and 
Donald Carlo '51, as a groom. 

Lawrence Spector '54, will play 
Mawbray, Salisbury, and a soldier; 
Peter Laselle '53 will be stage 
manager and will play Bushy, a 
lord; David Conrod '51 will play 
Green and a gardener; Jack Hone 
'52 will play a soldier and Percy; 
Robert Corliss '51 will play Ross 
and Exton; Paul Selya '52 will 
play Willoughby and a soldier; 
Rupert Clark '51 will play Fitz- 
water. a soldier and a Welsh 
captain; Richard Drisko '51 will 
play the Bishop of Carlisle, and a 
soldier; Paul Costello '51 will play 
the Abbott of Westminster and 
the Lord Marshall; Edward Cogan 
'51 will play a gardener, a jailer, 
and a soldier. 

Of the five actresses in the play, 
four of them have appeared before 
in Shakespearean plays. Mrs. Dag- 
gett, appearing as the Queen, play- 
ed Isabella in "Measure for Mea- 
sure," staged last June, Mrs. 
Graham, as the Duchess of 
Gloucester, played the Queen in 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

elected President of the AD House 
with Walter G. Distler Jr. '52 as 
Vice President. The Alpha Dclts 
also chose as their Secretary Alden 
E. Horton Jr. '53, as their Treasur- 
er Burch Hindle '53. and as their 
Steward John A. Henry '53. The 
Student Council and Student Union 
Representatives elected by the 
house were Truman N. Wilder Jr. 
'52 and William Drake II '53 re- 

The Psi Us elected Richard A. 
Hall '52 President and Rogers W. 
Johnson '52 Vice President for the 
coming year. Lcland O. Ludwig 

Chi Psi Date Selected 

Ivy Queen At Formal 

From House Nominees 

Connecticut College for Women, 
from Suffield, Conn., guest of Wil- 
liam W. Fisher Jr. '54, of the Chi 
Psi house was chosen Queen of Ivy 
Houseparty and presented with the 
Ivy Dance Fraternity Cup by the 
Junior Class President Merle R 
Jordan on Friday evening, May 18. 
"Desert Scene" was the theme 
of the decorations at the Ivy dance 
in the Sargent gymnasium, and 
the music of Ralph Stuart and his 
orchestra, supplemented by the 
singing of the Bowdoin Meddie- 
bempsters, made it one of Bow- 
doin's most successful dances. The 

III '52 will be the Secretary of the] *«>»»»«» deluded palms, blink- 

1 ing stars, and a suggestion of a 
castle erected behind the orchestra 
platform. I 1 

The traditional Ivy Ceremonies 
were held on Saturday morning in 
front of the Walker Art Building 
at 11:00, with Merle Jordan, Ivy 
Committee Chairman, planting the 
Ivy in honor of the day. Merle was 
also awarded a wooden spoon pre- 
sented to the junior voted as the 
most popular member in the class 
by a class election. 

The program was highlighted by 
the very interesting and "educa- 

Psi Upsilon fraternity next year 
with David M. Iszard '52 as Treas- 
urer. The Steward at the house 
will be David M McGoldrick '53 
and House Manager will be Edgar 
M. Cousins '52. The elections to 
the campus organizations were 
Student Council Burton A. Nault 
'52, Student Union John D. Slocum 
'52 (who is President of that or- 
ganization for next year), and 
White Key Hugh P. Costello '52. 
The President of the Chi Psi 
House for the fall semester will 

be C. Russell Kelleran Jr. '52 and j tional" address of Professor Laur 

the Vice President I. Paul Fleish- 
man '52. The Chi Psi's elected John 
G. Day '53 for their next Secretary 
and Benjamin M. Grcely as next 
year's Steward. The Representa- 
tives to Student Council, Student 
Union, and White Key Committees 
elected by the house wore David H. 
Woodruff '52, Warren F. Millard 
Jr. "52, and Lindsay Macarthur Jr. 
'52 respectively. 

The Theta Delta Chi fraternity 
elected officers for the fall semester 
last March. Those elected at that 
time were President Louis A. Wood 
'52, Herald Stuart B. Cummings 
'52, Corresponding Secretary Rich- 
ard B. Salsman '54, and House Ma- 
nager Guy T. Emery '53. The TD 
Representatives to the Student Un- 

j ion Committee is Stuart F. Coop- 
er '53 and the Student Council 
Representative will be elected in 
the near future. 

John P. S. Handy '52 will be 
President of the Zcta Psi's for the 
fall semester and Thomas E. Dam- 
on '52 will be their Vice President. 
The Secretary elected by the Zctes 
last week was Barrett C. Nichols 
Jr. '54 and Horace, A. Hildrcth '54 
was chosen as his assistant and 
Charles E. Orcutt Jr. '54. The pres- 
ent Steward, William Hazen '52. 
will continue in this capacity until 
the spring semester of next year 
and he will be assisted by Gordon 
J. Milliken '53. Campbell B, Niven 
'52. Charles L. Hildreth '53. and 
Robert G. Sedam *53 were elected 

I to representative posts on the Stu- 

| dent Council, Student Union Com- 
mittee, and White Key Committee 
respectively. The brothers elected 

: to the Supreme Council were 
£ Continued on Page 4 } 

ence N. Barrett. Prof. Barrett 
spoke of past Ivy Day Ceremonies 
and mentioned the changed nature 
of Ivy parties today. 

Master of ceremonies Raymond 
G. Biggar '52 did an excellent job 
[ Continued nn Page 2 ] 

Linh Tells Assembly 
Of Vietnam Troubles 

Nguyen-Ngoc Linh, one of Bow- 
doin's foreign students, spoke be- 
fore the "American Friends of 
France" Group Sunday afternoon 
in the Moulton Union on the sub- 
ject "My Country — Indo-China." 

In his address Linh told of the 
history of his country and how 
this was directly connected with 
the problems of it at this time. He 
told of the political and cultural 
domination of the country by 
various countries in the past thou- 
sand years. 

"For the first two hundred years 
of its history," Linh stated, "Indo- 
China was dominated by the Chin- 
ese both politically and culturally." 
He said that the French domina- 
tion began after this and has con- 
tinued up to the present time. 

Linh went on to say that at pre- 
sent the Vietnamese were 
struggling to free their culture 
and government from this French 

Linh spoke of the Communist 
leader of the country as a clever 
man who had brought prestige to 
his country by the effective way 
the Communist regime had man- 
aged the state. A question and 
answer period followed the talk. 

Meddies Accept Invitation 
To Sing In Jubilee Show 

Commencement Speakers 

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS, selected to address the 
146th commencement include: seated, Carl W. Roy, Paul 
Hwochinsky, Keith W. Harrison; standing, Richard S. Vokey, 
alternate; Charles W. Forker. 

House Ivy Activities 
Included Many Events, 
As Social Season Ends 

The activities of Ivy were 
several and varied for the many 
fraternities including cocktail 
parties, formal banquets, beach 
parties, lawn parties, jazz concerts, 
informal dances, and champagne 

All the fraternities on campus 
entertained the brothers and their 
dates to formal banquets Friday 
evening. After the banquets the 
couples joined in at the formal 
dance at Sargent Gymnasium. 
When the formal ended the groups 
went to their respective houses for 
"Vic" dances and informal parties. 

Saturday afternoon the houses 
went each in its own direction to 
the ocean and various lakes for 
beach parties and picnics. The Alp- 
ha Delts traveled to Art Williams* 
estate on Smajl Point while the 
Psi U's went to Sebasco. Popham 
Beach was the most popular spot 
with the Chi Psi's. DU's, and 
Zete's entertaining their dates 
there. The TD's and Sigma Nu's 
went to the ocean, going to Harps- 
well and Bailey's Island respec- 
tively. The Kappa Sigs, Betas, and 
ATO's all traveled to different 
beaches and lodges on Sebago 
Lake, while the ARU's joined with 
the majority of the houses in go- 
ing to the sea shore. They went 
to Reid State Park. 

On Saturday evening each house 
held informal* dances with a 
variety of types of entertainment. 
The AD's entertained at a dance 
on the terrace of the house at 
which Lloyd Rafnell's Dance Band 
played. The Psi U's had a dance 
band from the University of New 
Hampshire for their dance at the 
chapter house Saturday evening. 
A Dixieland Jazz Band performed 
at the Chi Psi House for dancing 
and entertainment. The Dekes and 
Theta Delts both had dances at 
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Happ Elected To Head 
"Quill" Board Next Fall 

Robert L. Happ '53 was recently 
elected Editor-in-Chief of the Bow- 
doin "Quill ", it was announced by 
Elmo Giordaoctti '51, retiring edi- 

Happ is a 6ophomore member of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and 
has been a contributor to the 
"Quill" since the first half of his 
freshman year He is also one of 
the Managing Editors of the ORI- 

Roger W. Sullivan '52 and Philip 
Siekman '53 were elected to the 
board for the coming issues of the 
"Quill". Bowdoin's literary maga- 
zine. Sullivan is Editor of the ORI- 
ENT and a member of Delta Up- 
silon fraternity and Siekman. a 
transfer student from Purdue Uni- 
versity, was first published in the 
recent Spring issue of the "Quill". 
These men arc replacing graduat- 
ing "Quill' editors Owen Been- 
houwer. Edward Samiljan and 
George Reeves. 

The "Quill" board is expecting to 
continue the practice of inviting 
prospective members next Fall to 
sit in on editorial meetings. They 
will be able to give non-voting crit- 
icism of contributed stories and 
poems. Allen Hetherington Jr. '54 
was the non-voting member this 
Spring, and will serve as a full- 
voting member for forthcoming is- 
sues of the "Quill". 

On Sunday, May 27, at their 
usual hour of 11:30 tn the evening, 
the Dramatic Workshop of Bow- 
doin-On-The-Air will present a 
radio adaptation of Erskme Cald- 
well's "Kneel to the Rising Sun." 
The program has been a long time 
in preparation and presents, for 
the first time, a Dramatic Work- 
shop program which uses extensive 
sound-effects as an integral part 
of ttie script. The director and ad- 
apter of the program is Win Jones 

The following Sunday, a musical 
program will be broadcast. This 
program will feature Don Hayward 
'54, in a program of semi-ctessical 
numbers, and Lou Weldh '54, as his 
piano accompanist. 

700 American Scholars 
May Study In Europe 
Under Fulbright Act 

There will be opportunities for 
more than 700 Americans to under- 
take graduate study or research 
abroad during the 1952-1953 aca- 
demic year under the terms of the 
Fulbright Act. 

This act authorizes the Depart- 
ment of State to use certain for- 
eign currencies and credits for pro- 
grams of educational exchange 
with other nations. The awards 
offered by the Fulbright Act pro- 
vide an opportunity for men pres- 
ently enrolled in Bowdoin and for 
men in all fields of graduate work 
and those with specialized research 
projects to study in foreign institu- 
tions and universities under re- 
nowned professors and specialists. 

At Bowdoin the Fulbright Pro- 
gram Adviser is Philip S. Wilder, 
Assistant to the President. Mr. 
Wilder advises all those interested 
in the awards to request applica- 
tion forms from him as soon as pos- 
sible. The closing date for receipt 
of applications by the Program Ad- 
viser is October 15th. 

These grants are normally made 
for one academic year and gener- 
ally include round trip transporta- 
tion, tuition or a stipend, a living 
allowance and a small amount for 
necessary books and equipment. All 
of the grants under the Act are 
made in foreign currencies. The 
countries in which study grants are 
available are Australia. Austria, 
Belgium, Burma. Egypt, France, 
Greece, India, Iran, Italy, the 
Netherlands, New Zealand. Nor- 
way. Pakistan, the Philippines, 
Thailand, Turkey and the United 

Meddies To Broadcast 
In World-Wide Hookup 

On June 2, at Braves Field in 
Boston, the Meddiebempsters will 
climax their activities for this 
year, singing for a world-wide 
radio and television audience at 
the "Diamond Jubilee of Base- 

Taking an extensive part in the 
program, the Meddies will sing 
four new arrangements including 
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," 
dedicated to a Brave old-timer, 
and the popular "Chicago," in 
honor of the Chicago Cubs, who 
are scheduled to play the Braves 
that afternoon. Also on the pro- 
gram will be "Where in the World 
but in America" and "Take Me 
Out To The Ball Game." 

During the past year the 
Meddies' activities have been 
many, with close to sixty perform- 
ances throughout the East, includ- 
ing concerts at Princeton. Mount 
Holyoke, and Wellcsley. They also 
sang on a special broadcast over 
WTIC in Hartford as well as giv- 
ing their regular concerts at every 
Glee Club performance, including 
those of the Spring Tour. Because 
of their full* schedule, they were 
forced to turn down numerous 
other engagements during the 
year. Also, due to the present 
world situation, the Meddies will 
be unable to make their European 
tour this summer. 

Graduation will take its toll this 
June with four of the Meddies re- 
ceiving their degrees. William T. 
Graham Jr., director and arranger 
for the group; R. Angus Johnston, 
soloist; Donald J. Moore, a four 
year man; and John D. Cronin will 
all be leaving this year. For next 
year two new members have been 
added to take the place of the 
graduating Meddies. and two more 
will be selected next year. The two 
already selected are Robert R. 
Forsberg '53 and Gordon W. 
Stearns '54. 

Stearns has been trained in the 
field of classical music, and when 
he becomes adjusted to the typo 
of music the Meddiebempsters 
sing, he is expected to do their 
arranging. -F5»r neict year Peter K. 
Race '52 will be the director and 
arranger, and H. David Osgood Jr. 
'54 will be the new business man- 
ager replacing the graduating 

This week the Meddies are re- 
cording their entire rej>ertoire on 
long-playirtg records, making a full 
hour of music. However, the re- 
cordings are not expected to be 
ready for distribution Until early 
next fall. 

Dean Kendrick Selects 
, 51- , 52 Dorm Proctors 

Dormitory proct.ors for the sum- 
mer trimester and the fall and 
spring semesters for the year 1951- 
52 were recently announced by 
Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick. 

The proctors for the summer ses- 
sion as tentatively planned are 
Burton A. Nault '52 and Louis A. 
Wood '52 at the TD house and 
John W. Conti '52 and Raymond G. 
Biggar '52 at the DKE house. Dot-. 
mitory proctors will includ > Roger 
W. Sullivan '52, Richard T. Got1 
'52, Ralph A. Hughes '48. and Wil- 
liam H. Whiting Jr. '52. If the stim- 
^ncr enrollment is great enough, a 
third dormitory will be opened, and 
Paul H. Rubin '50 and William S. 
Burnham '52 will serve as proctors. 

Although definite dormitory as- 
signments have not been made as 
yet, the following men have been 
selected as proctors for the fall and 
spring semesters: 

Charles J. Bennett '51 (spring; 
term only), John L. Ivers '52, Rog- 
ers W. Johnson '52. Merle R. ..Jor- 
dan '52, Reginald P. McManus '52, 
John C. Phillips '52. Hugh H. Pills- 
bury '52, Paul J. Spillane '51 (fall 
term only), Roger W. Sullivan '52, 
Roger A. Welch '52, and David ft 
Woodruff '52. 

Specific dormitory assignments 
will be made in the near future. 

Enjoy Your Ivy At Home; 
Aren't We Here To Study? 

By Jonathan Bartlett '53 
How to enjoy Ivy weekend— go recommend Gibben) and go back 
home! This mav seem a little to some quiet nook and there with 
drastic to some of the more con- the bees buzzing around your head 
firmed party bovs around campus and the ants crawling all over your 
but it really is the ONLY way. For lunch, there you can commune 
instance, what are you people up with nature and read to your 

bothersome dates to waste your 
time and tljere is only water to 
drink. Speaking of dates, since 
they are all up at Bowdoin and 
heart's content. Here there are no 
you are home, you can walk the 
quiefstreets with the secure know- 
ledge that there will be no one to 
disturb your tranquillity. 

While you are home in your 
{ Continued on Page 2 ] 

here at college for, anyhow? Are 
you here to study or to party? 
Before the deafening roars of 
"party" start coming at me from 
the peanut gallery, I'd better 
quickly go on under the assump- 
tion that we are here to grind. 
Since this is the case, there can 
be nothing more obvious than the 
statement I made earlier. The idea 
is to take 20 or 30 good books (I 









Sour Grapes Evident 
In Stay-Home Student 

[Continued from Page /l 
ascetic paradise, you can think of 
your less fortunate brothers and 
colleagues paying outlandish prices 
to support the junior class by going 
to a dance in a disguised gymnasi- 
um that does not fool anyone, and 
buying at twice their value all 
sorts of ridiculous favors to keep 
simple-minded dates happy. After 
all there are other ways of keep- 
ing simple-minded dates happy! 
While these poor suckers are 
cavorting around the campus try- 
ing to act as if they were having 
fun, you are through at least five 
volumes of Gibbon and going 
strong. I 8 there any comparison? 
Another point I would like to 
make concerns beach parties. Cer- 
tainly there Is no more painful 
experience than lying on the cold 
wet beach eating clammy lobsters 
full of grit and dirt and listening to 
your date whispering inane mouth- 
ings in vour ear 

However, if you are home, just 
think of the possibilities! By this 
time you are through with Gibbon 
and know enough about it to write 
it out from memory. Besides you 
have finished with "Das Kapital" 
and at a point when everyone with 
less sense than you is ready to die 
quietly, you are just beginning to 
get rolling. Part of the "less 
sense" often consists of that brutal 
and sadistic sport known as roller- 
skating. Here the object is to see 
how fast one can go around the 
rink, bruising shins and leaving 
the dead and dying in his wake. 
Now, you see you are well out of 

After this blissful weekend of 
qtnet contemplation, you return to 
the scene of the fray, happy, rest- 
ed, erudite and knowing mat no 
matter what yow happy brothers 
have done in your absence you at 
least are not on social pro. 

Anyone reading this article will 
notice that I have used the second, 
person throughout. The reason for 
this is that you are welcome to go 
home next Ivy; I intend to stay 



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Associate Editor „ Keith W. Harrison *51 

MaMffln* Scatters Robert L. Happ *S3, Alden E. Horton Jr. '53 

Nmm-U KaHtor Warren R. Ross '52 

News Editors Paul P. Brountas '54, Ronald B. Gray '54, 

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AnA\mUat News Editors .... Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ranlett '54 

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Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett "53 

Miiqfo Editor Jael H. Hupper '54 

Reporters Richard H. Allen "54, Keith A. Buzzell '54, David A. 

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E. Ringquist '54, Jacob B. Ham Jr. "54 

Coa»fte»ltloa Assistant Charles E. Orcutt Jr. 54 

rwtoerapfcer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Buaute#» Manager William J. Nightingale '51 

Asslstaa* Business Maaager Robert E. Gray '53 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper '54 

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Of Extra-Curricular Activities 

One of the major difficulties college students face is that of 
balancing their studies with their extra-curricular activities. Often 
n student will find himself hopelessly burdened with such time 
consuming jobs that he soon finds his work is suffering, and yet, 
due to a sense of duty, either real or imaginary, he is unable to 
extricate himself from this unfortunate position. 

This problem is a very real one, and in spite of the fact that it 
is much discussed and even though each incoming class is 
warned, a practicable solution has never been offered here at 
Bowdoin. The freshman is told to choose carefully, and to avoid 
overburdening himself with activities, but with such vague ad- 
vice he has no way of knowing what "too much" is. Worst of 
all, being unacquainted with his new school, he cannot know 
how much time arty one activity will involve. This editorial is 
the first in a series which will offer the general outline of a solu- 
tion and, eventually, with help from the various campjis organ- 
izations as well as from the administration, a definite plan of 

The problem seems to boil down to one major difficulty: the 
amount of time required of a man by the various activities. This 
may seem a simplification of the issue, but compared to this, all 
other factors seem minor. The time involved varies, not only 
with the activity but with the job held in the organizations. But 
having tabulated approximately how much time is required of a 
man in each position in every campus organization, it would 
then be possible to rate each position according to a point sys- 
tem, with the most time consuming position or activity receiving 
the top position and with the remaining ones grade in order. 

When each position is ranked, one point per hour per week, 
and the results tabulated, two choices are open. First, and by 
far the most effective, would be for the administration, in con- 
junction with members of the undergraduate body, to place a 
point limit which no student would be allowed to exceed. In 
this way, a student in two or more organizations, when offered 
promotions in either or both with the subsequent increase in 
the time which would then be demanded of him, might be re- 
quired to choose one or the other, when he might be tempted to 
take both finding out later that he has bitten off more than he 
can chew. 

The other possibility would be to tabulate the activities on 
the campus, as described above, and present each freshman with 
a copy of the results and an estimate of what his maximum work 
load with a strong admonition that he not exceed should be. 
With the advice of his faculty advisor each freshman could then 
get a more definite idea of what he individually could carry 
without seriously impairing his efficiency. In this way the ad- 
vice given at the annual freshman smokers would be more con- 
crete and probably more effective. 

The results of either of these programs, if carefully drawn up, 
are obvious. One would be higher scholastic averages at least 
among those men who would spend more time on their work 
had they the necessary time. Another would be a general im- 
provement in the calibre of each activities' product, for no stu- 
dent, no matter how intelligent or efficient, can turn out a first 
rate performance week after week if his interests are too diversi- 
fied. Certainly one of the aims of a small collge is to avoid the 
danger of over-specialization, and yet this admittedly admirable 
purpose can be carried to its extreme too and with similar dis- 
astrous results. 

There are difficulties involved in any proposal of this kind, 
Mich as where to set the point limit or even how to estimate each 
activity and each position in a given activity. Also, in a college 
of this kind, there is a possibility that some organizations might 
find themselves shorthanded either through men leaving under 
the provisions of the point system or due to the fact that some 
capable freshmen might be frightened out of joining the more 
time consuming activities. If properly administered, however, 
we feel that this plan would be thoroughly workable and we 
intend to begin work tabulating figures as soon as possible, con- 
tinuing the leg work and paper work during the summer ses- 
sion in hope that this proposal will take form in time to be con- 
sidered for use next fall. The cooperation of all the campus 
organizations as well as any suggestions or other help in this 
task will be greatly appreciated and necessary. 

Conn. College Student 
Reigns As Ivy Queen 

[Continued from Page /] 
of keeping the program in line 
with the light atmosphere of the 
weekend. His many comments and 
side-remarks were well received 
by the large audience. 

Following the formal cere- 
monies, Biggai* presented several 
awards to many "outstanding" 
undergraduates. Fred Hochberger 
Jr. '52, was awarded the Kinsey 
cup for his many accomplishments 
in the struggle between Bowdoin 
students and members of the fair- 
er sex. A huge case of new razor 
blades was presented to Jules F. 
Siroy '51. It was expected that the 
supply would last about one day. 
In the absence of Thomas J. N. 
Juko '51, Donald W. Rayment '54 
received a baby boa constrictor 
presented to WBOA with the hope 
that someday the baby would grow 

into a "big BOA." After talking 
to the famous Bowdoin Polar Bear 
Friday night, Biggar went to work 
to see what he could do in order 
to get the dejected polar bear a 
mate. At the ceremonies, Ray pre- 
sented a petition signed by several 
students to Charles L. Hildreth '53 
and Horace A. Hildreth '54, both 
of whom accompanied Commander 
MacMillan on his last trip to the 
north. Richard P. McCusker '52 
was voted the man "most likely 
to recede," and was presented an 
economy size bottle of hair tonic. 

The Class Orator, Richard T. 
Gott '52 and the Class Poet John 
D. Bradford '52 spoke briefly on 
Ivy occassions. and expressed their 
wholehearted desire that Bowdoin 
should someday, in the near 
future, become a coed college. 

The Zota Psi Fraternity quartet 
composed of Richard B. Drisko '51, 
Lawrence E. Dwi«,'ht '54, Leroy P. 
Heely '51, and William H. Hazen 
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Bear* who have won a game, lost 
a game and have four more to go. 

The first of the week's games 
was played at Colby last Thursday 
where the Polar Bears overcame a 
five to nothing lead in the late inn- 
ings to lick the Mules by a 7-6 
score. This game gave the White 
squad undisputed first place in the 
series and buried the Mules in the 
cellar with a two- and -three record. 

For the Polar Bears, Art Bishop 
went all the way although he was 
touched for an even dozen hits in- 
cluding 3 doubles and a home run. 
The Mules jumped off to an early 
5-0 lead with three in the first and 
two in the second, but after those 
two shaky innings, big Art settled 
down and allowed only one more 
run to cross the plate, that in the 
eighth inning after the Polar Bears 
had taken the lead 


Recently, the Maine colleges, acting through the Maine Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association voted against allowing freshmen 
to participate in any of the various varsity athletics in which the 
school is active. As a closing thought for this year, and since it 
concerns the future, the ORIENT sports staff would like to dis- 
cuss the significance of the freshman rule, especially here at 

Many may ask the reason for this ruling; many also may 
question the logic in hindering the use of a player of varsity cap- 
abilities from using them in varsity competition simply because 
they are freshmen. For as many points of view that there are 
regarding the question, there is a different answer. The college 
administration favors freshman athletics because they bring prep 
school and high school athletes, to Bowdoin to see the college, 
and the opportunity for them to see the school and perhaps 
single it out as their prospective alma mater appeals to such 
interests. College coaches favor the rule because, not only does 
it give them a chance to see their recruits play regular and devel- 
op whereas they might not as Varsity players, but also, it gives 
them an opportunity to size up talented opposition in hopes of 
assaying their capabilities and future prospects. 

What is the advantage of the freshman rule to the most im- 
portant element in its consideration, namely the freshmen 
themselves? The answer is that it gives any fellow who is an 
aspirant to any field of athletic endeavor a chance to test him- 
self to his own satisfaction and to the satisfaction of his c r aches. 
He tries out for a squad on an equal basis with his classmates; 
he is considered on a par with them from the start, and it's up 
to him to make the squad. He isn't hindered by the thought 
that he may be considered an also-ran since some of his class- 
mates are on the varsity, and that even if he does make the 
Freshman team, he won't be rated on the same plane with his 
higher-ranked classmates. Those who do make the varsity, with 
few exceptions, would spend most of their time on the bench, 
and thus they would be deprived of that extra year's regular 
competition needed by so many to develop them into top flight 

No matter what his fate, the freshman would lose; he'd be 
handicapped at both ends, varsity or freshman. There is/as a 
result, the argument that the pvmary jump from high a4 prep 
school athletics into freshman athletics is a safer one than the 
big leap from the former right into varsity athletics no matter 
who he is. No matter how it is viewed, the two short hops are 
considerably healthier to the athlete than one big leap. 

In time of national emergency, when collegiate ranks have 
been considerably diminished by the mass exodus into the 
services of those fit, it may be necessary to discontinue the 
freshman rule in the interests of keeping collegiate athletics alive. 
Intercollegiate competition should be maintained if at all pos- 
sible, and at such a time when the inclusion of freshmen is ab- 
solutely necessary for the maintenance of this competition, argu- 
ments against the rule must yield to the greater necessity of 
keeping the sport alive. In the case today, however, circum- 
stances do not indicate that the draft or acceleration will take 
sufficient undergraduates away from the Maine schools to make 
the move imperative, and as long as that condition lasts, it is a 
wise move by the Maine Intercollegiate Association to avoid 
temporary absolution of this rule. 

Green athletes, fresh from the high school ranks and just be- 
ginning their collegiate career, should be allowed, as long as it 
is possible, to seek added experience together and on the same 
scale of competition, not divided and classified so as to discour- 
age those who, in a year's time, might become capable and per- 
haps better performers than those who came to school with the , 
reputations and who received the initial favors of high regard, t and it showed up in the score in 

MacFaydenmen Split, Beat 
Colby, 7-6; Bates Wins 4-2 

The Polar Bear baseball squad split their two state series ball 
games of* last week to leave their series contention thus far at 
two wins and two losses with two games to go and a second 
place tie with the Maine Black 1 

the end. 

The Polar Bears Jumped out to a 
2-0 lead in the early innings On 
single runs in" the second and 
fourth. In the second inning. Art 
Bishop reached base on an error, 
and came around to score after 
successive singles by Andy Lano 
and Freddy George. The fourth 
inning score for the Polar Bears 
came without the benefit of a hit. 
Two walks, a sacrifice, and a long 
fly by Bobby Graff brought home 
the run. 

That was all the scoring the 
hosts could do, however, as Mac- 
Ajiliffe proceeded to look invinc- 
ible in the pinches, striking out 
ten and leaving ten Polar Bears on 
the base paths. Bates broke the 
scoring ice from their point of 
view with two in the sixth inning 

Bowdoin's scores came in the to tie it up, and they pushed across 

sixth, seventh, and eighth innings 
when they broke loose for two runs 
in the sixth, four in the seventh 
and one more insurance run in the 
eighth which they needed since the 
Mules came back with their run in 
the eighth. 

Bobby Graff was the big man at 
the plate for the visitors with two 
hits including a home run, the sec- 
ond hit by Bowdoin t.his year, his 
first. Along with Bobby in the two 
hit circle belong Johnny McGovern 
and Freddy Flomming, both of 
whom contributed a pair of bingles. 
Corby Wolfe and Freddy George 
got one hit apiece to round out the 
Bowdoin hit production, only eight 
as compared with the Colby 

A big factor in the ball game was 
that the Polar Bear defense had 
tightened to tiie point where not a 
single miscue was committed, and 
that factor, a weakness all year, 
proved to be an aid in handing Art ( 
Bishop the win. A single error in a 
crucial spot may well have cost 
the Polar Bears the ball game, and 
their ability to go through the 
game without a mispiay can mean 
the difference between victory and 
also-ran if they can keep it up. 

The Bates game last Saturday 
down at Pickard Field saw Bobcat 
ace, lefty Andy McAuliffe best 
Bowdoin's Jim Hebert in a tight 
pitcher's duel which saw Hebert 
finally tire after pitching one-hit 
ball for five innings and yield to 
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the clinchers in the eighth to bring 
home the bacon for MacAuliffe. 
Hebert's six-hit pitching job was in 
vain along with his six strikeouts 
and the six Bobcats he forced to be 
left stranded. 

The Bates defense, although it 
committed two errors, w*is a de- 
cided help in getting MacAuliffe 
out of the hole a couple of times. 
On two occasions, Bowdoin sacri- 
fice attempts went for force plays 
at third thus getting the lead run- 
ner and leaving the possibility 1 for 
further force plays rather than 
putting men on second and third. 
On another occasion, the Bobcat 
defense foiled a Bowdoin double 
steal attempt by nabbing Freddy 
George at the plate after Bobby 
Graff had deliberately got himself 
trapped between first ami second, 

As noted previously, Bowdoin 
was able to garner only four hits 
off the slants of MacAuliffe, tw,o of 
them by Freddy George, and one 
each by Hebert and Lano. All of 
the hits were singles. The only ex- 
tra base blows of the game were 
for Bates, those by Hammer and 
Douglas. All were triples, aria* 
Douglas got two. 

The loss put the Polar Bears in 
second place with a .500 percent- 
age, tied with Maine who has a 
one-and-one record, with Colby W 
game behind them at two-and- 
three. Bates leads the loop with 
two wins against one loss and is 
a half-game ahead of the second 
place clubs. 
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Seffens Breaks Record; Getchell-less 
Tracksters Fourth In New Englands 

Chi Psi Wins House Softball Title; 
Trounces SN For Championship 

The Chi Psi softballers took the 
interfraternity softball champion- 
ship last week by defeating the 
DU's in the semi- final and the 
Sigma Nu's in the final round to 
bring the softball cup to the "Lodge 
for the 1951 season. 

The climax of the season came 
for the Chi Psi s in the final when 
they overwhelmed Brod Carman 
and his Sigma Nu cohorts by the 
amazing score of 15-1. It was es- 
pecially, amazing when it is con- 
sidered that the two teams in the 
final of most competitions are us- 
ually expected to be pretty evenly 
matched since both have supposed- 
ly proved their respective worths 
throughout the season, but such 
was not the case when these two 
teams met. 

Chi Psi combed the usually effec- 
tive Mr. Carman for fifteen hits to 
get their fifteen runs and coast 
home with the victory and the 
championship. Big George Murray 
and pitcher Cal Vanderbeek each 
hit home runs for the Lodge club 
to add to the miseries of the Sigma 
Nu cause in this game. 

It was Vanderbeek who hurled 
for the Chi Psi squad all season, 
and he was their big gun offens- 
ively also, batting fourth, and lead- 
ing the team in home runs. Behind 
the plate was Lairy Boyle who was 
steady as a receiver and came 
through with many a hit when 

The infield consisted of Lennie 
McArthur at first, John Day at se- 
ond, Charlie Bennett at shortstop, 
and Warren Millard (with the ex- 
ception of the final game from 
which he was absent) at third. At 
first, MacArthur was a bulwark. 
One of the tallest men on campus, 
Lennie was a big target over there 
for his fellow infielders to throw 
at, and his sure hands are well 
known in varsity football circles as 
well as in interfraternity softball. 
Johnny Day at second was depend- 
able, andfhe was very adept at 
covering the bag on double plays 
and basestealing attempts. At 
shortstop, Charlie Bennett was the 
best ki the league. His long throws 
from deep in the hole and his big 
bat were well known by all his op- 
ponents. Warren Millard displayed 
the ability and steadiness that's so 

badly needed from third basemen, 
especially on bunts. His substitute 
in the final. Bill Shaw, who usually 
was ia the outfield, handled eight 
chances flawlessly, so it is quite 
evident that the hot corner was no 
problem to the Chi Psi group. 

In the outfield with Shaw was 
big George Murray and Dave 
Woodruff in left and center fields 
respectively. George, a left bander 
all the way, was a powerful man 
at the plate and a very good fielder, 
while Dave was equally good in the 
field and delivered many clutch 
hits in the Chi Psi interest Along 
with them and alternating with 
Bbaw was Jay Moore who saw 
plenty of action in the sunfield. 

Watson State Singles 
Qiamp; Noyes-Watson 
Hakes Doubles Finals 

Charlie Watson yesterday morn- 
ing won the Maine individual in- 
tercollegiate singles tennis cham- 
pionship, held up at the University 
of Maine in Orono, defeating Ben 
Blanchard, Maine's Yankee Con- 
ference champion, 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 6-0. 

The top-seeded Bowdoin tennis 
star capped his two victories of 
Monday, in which he defeated Paul 
Peterson of Maine in the opening 
round and took Mike Stepbanian 
of Bates in the semi-final match, 
beat the favorite Blanchard on his 
own home court. Up until this 
match, Blanchard had won four- 
teen of his fifteen matches for a 
very impressive record, but it was 
not impressive enough to beat the 
hard driving Bowdoin netman. 

In the doubles matches, Watson 
and Captain Ted Noyes won their 

Friday and Saturday, May 18th tain of Boston College's track, 
end ISth, the New England Inter-] sters) pulled a leg 1 muscle in his 
collegiate AAA met at Pratt Field, ! left thigh during the 220 trials on 
Springfield, Mass., to hold the 64th 1 Friday and he was only able to 
meeting of track and field events, start the quarter mile race en Sat* 
Bob Jones of Tuft* was the win- urday, because he had to drop out 
ner and hero of the day by aiding completely within the first 150 
Tufts to win the meet with 24' yards. Howe had won the 440 in 
points for he personally earned 11 j 1*49 and 1950 and was a heavy 
points in three events for the 
Jumbos. He won the 220 low 
hurdles in 24.8 seconds, second in 
the high jump and the broad jump. 
Boston University and the Univer- 
sity of Rhode Island tied for 
second place with 22% points 
each, while Bowdoin, the defend- 
ing champions, placed fourth, with 
14»4 points. 

It was an unfortunate day far 
Bowdoin, but once again a few in- 
dividuals on the team kept the 
name of Bowdoin in the headlines. 
Bill Seffens broke the javelin re- 
cord which was formerly held by 
Bill Footrick of Springfield. The 
old record was 199" 7%" and it 
was set in 1932. Seffens threw the 
javelin for a distance of 20T 10% ", 
which is 8 feet 3% inches better. 
This was the only record broken 
in the meet. Don Murphy success- 
fully defended his first spot in the 
120 high hurdles by running the 
distance in 15.2 seconds. Murphy 
also took a second place in the 220 
yard low hurdles and a fourth 
place in the high jump. Gordy Mil- 
liken had a bad day, but he did 
manage to come through in the 
100 yard dash, to take a fourth 
place. The winning time for the pate in the events Friday and Sat 

favorite for the 

Dick Fitzgerald, BU*s captain, 
ran a very cagey race in the mile. 
He waited until the stretch of the 
last lap and he started bis kick. 
He won the race by fifteen yards 
in 4 minutes 22 seconds, which has 
been his best time up to date. He 
also ran the last quarter in 59.5 
seconds which was also his best 

There were 387 entries from 23 
colleges in New England at the 
meet Trinity entered only one 
man, Bob Jachens, who won the 
high Jump at six feet four inches. 
Only seventeen colleges managed 
to have men place in the finals. 
MIT and Vermont tied for fifth 
with 11 points each. Maine came 
in sixth with 9, Holy Cross seventh 
with 8, a four way tie for eighth 
place between Amherst, Connecti- 
cut, Northeastern, and Springfield 
the home team all with 7 points 
apiece. Providence had 6, Trinity 
with 5 (earned by their one man) 
and Worcester Tech with 2 points. 
Boston College ended up in second 
from last place with two points 
while Colby took *A of a point. 

Dick Getchell couldn't partici- 

hundred was 10 seconds flat which 
isn't exceptional time, but trials 
on Friday had much to do with 
the final results on Saturday. An 
example of this; Irv Howe <Cap- 

ard and Domenico of Maine, and 
they went on to take the semi- 
final contest from Cory and 
Stephanian nt Bates. The final 
round was played yesterday after- 
noon against Peterson and Bird of 
Maine, but at the time of printing, 

the outcome of the match was not 
first round match against Blanch- yet known. 

urday because he was put on pro- 
bation several days earlier. He had 
overcut several classes. It was 
probably the biggest loss that 
Bowdoin suffered along with Dick 
Walker, Bowdoin's miler (who has 
a leg injury). Getchell would have 
probably taken two events last 
Saturday. He is the holder of the 
Eastern 220 yard low hurdles. This 
at least shows that Bowdoin is not 
an athletic machine like so many 
of the country's colleges are. 
Alton Wilev of Rhode Island was 
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Student's Letter To Girl 
Catches Spirit Of Weekend 

By Charles W. 
Dear Female; 

The Ivy weekend is over, isn't it? 
from the first moment I feasted 
my eyes on your lovely form de- 
scending from the train. I haven't 
«tept I like to think about those 
glorious hours I spent with you and 
the subtle little witticisms you 
blithely cracked when things were 
getting dull. 

Remember the six hours I wait- 
ed for you to change into your 
formal Friday night. That was fun. 
I can hardly understand why you 
bothered . . . bothered changing for 
a bum like me. I can see you now 
in that strapless waiting confident- 
ly for your name to be called out 
as house queen. It was too bad you 
had to be disappointed; the piece 
of roast beef that the waiter spill- 
ed on your shoulder must have 
made the difference. I can picture 
the blood and mashed potatoes 
dripping down your slender should- 
er as I sit here at my desk. You 
took it all so well. You stood up 
and quietly hurled the meat at the 
toastmaster to show you're a good 

Do you remember the dance? 
You were so apologetic when you 
caused me to fall. Boy, did I fall 
for you. That was supposed to be 
funny, but I realize that I am wast- 
ing my time trying to match your 
wit. I thought I would die laughing 
when you stuok your chewing gum 
on the saxophonist's stops. You 
were the hit of the dance. You in 
your bare feet, putting out cigar- 
ettes by squeezing them between 
your toes, and then drop-kicking 
them at the receiving line. What a 

Saturday afternoon was the 
beach party. Your home-made 
bathing suit of scotch tape made 
you the most popular girl on the 
sand. The fellas really go for the 
girl who can make things herself. 
I'll bet you're a good cook too. 
What a suit! I can't get over it. 
Everybody was attracted to you. 
Especially when you took the box 
of lobsters and threw them back in 

Schoeneman '53 

the water. To think that you could 
feef so much pity and affection for 
a crustacean. And then you were 
so considerate that you dove all af- 
ternoon to recover them for rest 
of the couples. And were you help- 
ful — to bury the beer in the sand 
to keep it cool. I don't know why 
everybody got sore when you 
couldn't find it again. You prac- 
tically wore the fingernail polish 
off your toes digging for those lit- 
tle old cans. 

Saturday night you were stun- 
ning in your T-shirt and "levis ". I 
said, "informal", and you certainly 
were ... in keeping with the style. 
Those cute little dungarees bulging 
with the glasses and spoons you 
took for souvenirs from the houses 
is a picture that will always be 
vivid in my mind. I'll bet all the 
girls in your dormitory went wild 
over those fond remembrances of 
the campus. Your childlike impuls- 
es flavored the weekend with ex- 
citement; painting mustaches on 
all the portraits in the art build- 
ing, changing the one-way-street 
signs by the Congregational 
Church, and squeezing the bar rag 
in the punch bowl. 

On Sunday afternoon we put the 
finishing touches on the glorious 
weekend. Some might think your 
little pranks a bit destructive, but 
your smile assured everyone that 
they were done in fun. The piece 
of cardboard in the plate glass 
window at the house is a constant 
reminder of you. Every house meet- 
ing I will look at the charred place 
on the ceiling where you tried to 
warm things up, and think of you. 

I am afraid you thought a Bow- 
doin houseparty a bit dull; perhaps 
next year things will liven up. 

Be a good girl, with love, 
Your Date 

5 Fraternities Elect 
Fall Term Officer* 

[Continued from Page 1} 

Frank J. Farrington '53, William 
W. Ingrtham '52, and Charles W. 
Schoeneman '53. 

The Kappa Sigs elected Alvin G. 
Clifford '52 as their President Wed- 
nesday evening and Thomas Mag- 
oun '52 as their Vice President. 
The Secretary for next year chos- 
en by the house is Kenneth A. Mc- 
Kusick '52 and the Master of Cer- 
emonies will be William D. Ger- 
sumky '52. The Steward unani- 
mously elected by the house was 
Peter P. Sulides '52 for the fall 
and Norman Russell '52 for the 
spring semester. The three men 
chosen to the campus interfrater- 
nity committees were Student Un- 
ion Committee Albert E. Fuller '53, 
Student Council Menelaos G. Riz- 
oulis '52, and White Key Repre- 
sentative Ronald R Lagueux '53. 
The Guards for the fall will be 
David W. Bailey '54 and John F. 
Cosgrove '54. 

The Beta Thcta P\ fraternity el- 
ected officers for next fall at the 
beginning of the spring term. John 
L. Ivers '52 was elected President 
by the Betas, and they elected 
Charles A. Bergeron Jr. '53 for 
their Vice President. The two sec- 
retaries elected for the fall semes- 
ter were John A. Pond '52 and 
Robert J. Chambcrlin '53. Richard 
T. Goodman '53 was elected Treas- 
urer and the Steward chosen was 
C. Allan Cook '53. William Hill '54 
was elected Student Onion Com- 
mittee Representative at a recent 
meeting and the Student Council 
Representative is to be chosen at 
the next meeting. The White Key 
Representative from the Beta 
House is to be William H. Graff '53. 

The elections for officers for the 
fall semester were held at the Sig- 
ma Nu House last February. John 
B. Morrell '52 was elected Presi- 
dent at this time and James G. 
Kimball '53 was chosen Vice Presi- 
dent. The Steward elected for the 



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They're not soft and warm, these hands. 
They're hard and cold — and mechanical. 
They work at the Oak Ridge atomic energy 
plant, preparing radioactive isotopes 
for shipment to Bell Telephone Laboratories 
and to other research centers. 

These isotopes— which serve as tracers— 
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Crosby '51 Concludes 
College Singing Career 
With Sunday Recital 

[Continued From Page /} 
sent this Sunday evening will begin 
with an American group, from 
Hopkinson (first American-born 
composer) to Griff es, Diamond, and 
Rorem (all contemporaries).' 

Next will be a Scarlatti chamber 
cantata entitled Mitilde, Alio Teg- 
or. Alessandro Scarlatti was a 
composer of the early Italian 
school, dating from 1695 to 1725. 

A beautiful group of German 
songs by Schubert, Schumann, and 
Brahms will follow, running the 
gamut of colors and moods. 

Mr. Crosby will also sing two 
French song-cycles Le Bestiaire, by 
Faure, and Don Quichotte, by Rav- 
el. These numbers are interesting 
and light, providing great contrast 
in mood, rhythm and harmony. 

Assisting Mr. Crosby in the re- 
cital will be Russell F. Locke Jr., 
pianist, and John F. Loud '51, viol- 
inist, who will perform the Mozart 
C Major Sonata (K296) for violin 
and piano. * 

Mr. Locke, Assistant Professor 
in the Music Department, has 
taught at the College since the 
summer of 1948. He was educated 
at Harvard University, after which 
he studied in France under Andre 
Fleury, organist. He is now direct- 
or of the Music Club and the 
Brunswick Choral Society. 

fall was John W. Hone Jr. '52. 
Knute R. Holmsen '52 was elected 
Treasurer and the Student Union 
Representative chosen was William 
P. Cockburn '52. The White Key 
Representative from the Sigma 
Nu's will be Donald Carmen '52 
and the Student Council member 
will be elected at a later meeting. 
The Delta Kappa Epsilon. Delta 
Upsilon, Alpha Tau Omega, and' 
Alpha Rho Upsilon Fraternities 
will select their house officers for 
the Fall semester tonight at their 
regular meetings. 

Seffens Breaks New 
England Javelin Record 

[ Continued from Page a ] 

the only double winner of the day. 
He took a first in 100 yard dash 
and a first in the 220 yard dash in 
10 seconds and 21.6 seconds re- 
spectively. His ten points was the 
largest contribution to help Rhode 
Island State tie for second place 
in the meet. Ted Olney from MIT 
ran a very nice half mile in one 
minute fifty-five and two tenths 
seconds. Bruno Giordano ran the 
two mile race to take first place 
in 9 minutes 35.8 seconds for his 
home school, the University of 
Connecticut. Bob Backus, Tufts, 
heaved the hammer 173 feet 5 
inches for a first place. 

An interesting note is that next 
year Ben Coe and Robert Walker 
will be working against Bowdoin, 
for both of them are attending 
Bowdoin on the Bowdoin-MIT 
plan. Coe has been running with 
the track team for three years and 
Walker, although he has been laid 
up all Spring with a leg injury, 
was one of the most promising 
milers to come to Bowdoin in 
several years. It will be quite a 
blow to lose these men at the 
height of their track careers. 

"Richard 2" Dedicated 
To Late Prof. Chase 

[Continued from Page /] 

"Hamlet" in 1937 and 1939. Mrs.! 
Thalheimer as the Duchess of York ; 
played Hermoine in "The Winter's 
Tale" in 1943, and Miss Cynthia 
Webb, as "a lady" played Maria) 
in "Twelfth Night" in 1949. Mrs. j 
Carlo, making her first appearance ! 
for the "Masque and Gown" will, 
play the other "lady." 

The audience will be seated in ' 
football bleachers which will hold| 
approximately 500 spectators. Re- 1 
servations should be made early j 
with Thompson Little, ATO House, i 

Sunny, Warm Weather 
During Last Weekend 
Adds To Festivities 

[Continued from Page /) 

their houses with the Dekes add 
ing to the festivities with a Jazz! 
band from Boston. Gene Whiting 
and his Orchestra played for danc- 
ing at the DU House while the 
Zeta Psi House rocked to the 
Tythmn of a band from Portland 
High School The Kappa Sigs held 
their dance at AimHi Lodge on 
Lake Sebago with a band from 
Portland playing. 

The Beta House was the scene 
of a "Roaring Twenties" Dance 
and an hour concert of Dixieland 
Jazz. The Sigma Nus held a "Skid- 
row Party" Saturday night at 
1 which the Cellar Dwellers, a 
, novelty band from Boston, played. 
: The ATO's stayed at Wind-in-the- 
Pines Lodge for their informal 
dance at which Ozzie Miller and 
'■ his band played. The Pavillion of 
j the ARU House was the scene for 
: an "Apache Party" at which time 
| Charlie Pine's four piece band 

The only scheduled activity of 
Sunday was a champagne break- 
fast at the DKE House while 
several of the other houses had in- 
formal parties. 


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NO. 8 

President Sills Sees Need For Restoration Of Faith 
In World; Cites UN As Hope For Future 

Bowdoin Head Stresses Value Of Ideals In Final 
Baccalaureate Service He And Dr. Ashby Share 

The troubled world U sadly in need of a restoration of faith, said 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills of Bowdoin College in his baccalaureate 
address to the seniors of the 14«th graduating class of the college on 
Sunday. While he cautioned against the underestimating of reason, 
Dr. Sills declared that It is of vital importance that we have faith, over 
and above reason. 

Speaking at The First Parish Church, Brunswick, the scene of Bow- 
doin College baccalaureate services and Commencement exercises, he 
farther stressed the advantages the American people have in their 
access to public information and the open discussion of policy by high, 
governmental officials. Pointing to the recent MacArthur hearings, 
the dean of "New England college presidents cited the widespread dis- 
semination of that information as a true sign of democracy. 
Baccalaureate Sunday was mark- 

One [Hundred And Eighty Seniors Receive 
Degrees In 146th Annual Commencement 

ed with special sentiment this year, 
since it will be the last one at 
which President Sills and Dr. 
Thompson El Ashby, pastor of the 
church, will officiate together. It 
was the 34th baccalaureate service 
at which the two men* had conduct- 
ed together. Dr. Ashby will retire 
from his pastorate in the autumn; 
President Sills has asked that his 
retirement become effective at 
Commencement, 1952. 

The Bowdoin ORIENT takes 
great pleasure each year in print- 
ing the text of President Sills' bac- 
calaureate sermon, which follows: 

"What a wonderful thing it 
would be if, not only on the Bow- 
doin campus but far and wide 
throughout the country, there 
could be a renewal and revival of 
faith. In the dark confusion 
through which we are passing the 
voices of cynicism and defeatism 
arc strident and give the impres- 
sion that .there is an increasing 
lack of confidence, not only in spir- 
itual and religious matters and in 
one's country, but, more alarming, 
a lack of faith in humanity and in 

"One does not have to look far 
afield for examples. An eminent 
and devoted clergyman writes of a 
Christian priest in a pagan world, 
referring to the experience of a 
minister in a college community. 
Soldiers in Korea write home that 
they either do not know what they 
are fighting for, or have no faith 
or confidence in what they are do- 
ing. The revelations of corruption 
in business and in government are 

"When we analyze our lives and 
experiences we see how in every 
department of life faith enters. Not 
a single man in all the world can 
get up in the morning and say with 
certainty that he will be alive that 
evening, but faith carries him 
along. A great many human trans- 
actions arc based on faith. We take 
it for granted that banks will hon- 
or checks because we know that 
behind the checks are adequate re- 
'sourecs, and only rarely arc such 
resources impaired. 

"One has faith that an automo- 
bile will take one to his desired 
destination because, back of the 
automobile, experience shows there 
has been careful workmanship and 
skillful engineering. And so such 
examples could be multiplied ad 

"The point is that behind all 
these exhibitions of faith there is 
power of one kind or another. 
Faith, of course, takes us into the 
spiritual realfh. All of us need con- 
stantly to utter the prayer of the 
distracted father whom our Lord 
helped, "Lord, I believe, help Thou 
my unbelief". The necessity of faith 
may be illustrated by the answer 
given by a well-known' Christian 
minister to one who believed that 
reason should always go ahead of 
faith. Would it not be a wonderful 
thing, the question was put, if im- 
mortality could be demonstrated 
as clearly and conclusively as a 
problem in physics or mathemat- 
ics? And the reply was that it 
would be a desperately unfortun- 
ate thing to have such a demon- 
stration, for it would do away with 

Recipients of Honorary Degrees , 

Harry L. Palmer 

the necessity of faith. This means 
that in every realm, religious as 
well as secular, spiritual as well as 
human, faith enters, and if we had 

interpreted as showing that there 
is little ground for faith either in 
our capitalistic system or in demo- 
cratic institutions, and the seeming i 
success of communism in many I no faitn life would be desolate and 
sections of the world leads to doubt wit hout purpose, 
as to the value of democracy itself. Certainly no one connected with 
"Now when one tries to over- tne academic world would wish for 
come such pessimism and to assert I a moment to minimize the power 
the necessity of faith there arc I of rca son, nor the necessity of ex- 
some immediate difficulties in the I amining questions from the stand- 

way. Perhaps few qualities or vir- 
tues present more problems, par- 
ticularly for young people, than a 
discussion of the necessity of faith. 
With so many the word is associat- 
ed primarily, if not entirely, with 
formal religion. Surely we should 
consider faith from that angle. It is 
a real tragedy when in college or 
in life we lose our faith in God, 
when we fail to see Gods ultimate 
goodness, or when faced with a 
great crisis or the loss of a loved 
one, in distress or affliction, we 
lose the power of faith. • 

S. F. Dole '13 Elected 
To Board Of Trustees 

As a result of the Annual 
Alumni Association ballot. Stan- 
ley F. Dole '13 of Detroit, Michi- 
gan is the alumni nominee for the 
Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Dole is the treasurer of the 
Western Division of the Great 
Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company 
and is President of the Retail 
Merchants Association. He has 
been actively connected with the 
Community Chest and the Ameri- 
can Red Cross, as well as having 
been the past President of the 
Detroit Bowdoin Club and former 
Director of the Alumni Fund. 

Elected Members-At-Large of 
the Alumni Council for four years 
were Charles L. Hildreth '25 of 
Portland, Dr. James M. Parker 
'30 of Falmouth Foreside, and Wil- 
liam P. Sawyer '36 of Watertown, 

Mr. Hildreth is tht? President of 
the Emery Waterhouse Company 
of Portland and Manchester, N. H., 
and President of the Rice and 
Miller Company of Bangor. He has 
been President of the Portland 
Bowdoin Club and Director of the 
Alumni Fund. Dr. Parker is the 
Senior Surgeon at the Maine 
General Hospital and is a member 
of local, state and national medical 
societies. He graduated cum laude 
from Bowdoin where he was also 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. 
Sawyer is the President of the 
Watertown Cooperative Bank and 
Director of the American Savings 
and Loan Institute. He has been 
active in Bov. "oin alumni work. 

After canvass of the alumni 
ballot, President Sills has appoint- 
ed as directors of the Alumni Fund 
for three years, George F. Eaton 
'14 of Bangor, James A Dunn '16 
of Boston, Mass., George S. Wil- 
lard '30 of Sanford, and Gilbert 
M. Elliot '.'5 of Portland has been 
appointed to succeed himself of a 
term of one year. 

The Council and Fund Directors 
held annual meetings yesterday to 
organize for the coming year. 

point of reason. Yet one must al 
ways keep in mind that over and 
beyond reason it is essential to 
have other qualities of the human 
spirit. It is not accidental that the 
18th century, the age of reason, did 
much to promote the purely scien- 
tific spirit and made important 
steps forward in knowledge, and 
yet the hterature of that era is 
lacking in the breadth and depth 
of human feeling that is so present 
in the works of the Elizabethan or 

the Romantic Age. Naturally, much 
may be said for the attitude of rea- 
sonable faith; but one of the great 
fallacies of our time is the exalta- 
tion of reason over faith; that is 
another fact to keep in mind when 
we argue for a renewal and reviv- 
al of faith. 

"If we turn from everyday life 
to the affairs of government we 
find much to shake our faith in 
democracy. Men must learn to 
have faith that will create and 
inspire democracy. It is sometimes 
forgotten that it has taken a long 
time to develop even such incom- 
plete democracy as we have today. 

"When one thinks of corruption in 
high places, inexcusable weakness 
and delay in legislative assemblies, 
uncertainty and confusion in the 
executive, one is inclined to be- 
come unduly pessimistic and cyni- 
cal about democracy itself, But let 
us never forget that when the Dec- 
laration of Independence was writ- 
ten slavery was legal in the colon- 
ics and defended by most of the 
signers, and that human slavery 
remained legal in this country for 
nearly 90 years. One can have re- 
newed faith in democracy, not only 
by recalling the progress, that has 
been made in the past 150 years, 
but also by comparing and con- 
trasting it with other forms of 

"Many have been greatly dis- 
turbed and upset by the Senate in- 
vestigation in connection with Gen- 
eral MacArthur. But has it ever 
occurred to you that no other na- 
tion in the world, not even Great 
Britain, or Sweden, or France, or 
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Prof. Orren C. Hormell 

Academic Prizes, Awards Given 

Appointments, prizes and awards 
for the academic year 1950-1951 
were announced today by President 
Kenneth C. M. Sills. 

Charles Carroll Everett Gradu- 
ate Scholar, John C. Weston; Hen- 
ry W. I»ngfellow Graduate Schol- 
ar, Abram R Rutan IV; O'Brien 
Graduate Scholarship, Thomas J. 
N. Juko; Galen C. Moses Graduate 
Scholarship, No Award; Rhodes 
Scholar, Richard A. Wiley '49; Da- 
vid Sewall Premium in English 
Composition, Allen F. Hetherington 
Jr. '54. ^» 

Class of 1868 Prize In Oratory. 
Carl W. Roy; Smyth Mathematical 
Prize, Earl B. Crocker Jr. '53; Lu- 
cien H<me Prize for High Qualities 
of Gentlemanly Conduct and Char- 
acter, Jack Austin Bump '50; Class 
of 1875 Prize in American History, 
No Award; Pray English litera- 
ture T»rize, No Award; Bertram 
Louis Smith Jr. Prize Scholarship 
in English Literature, Raymond G. 
Biggar '52; Almon Goodwin Phi 
Beta Kappa Prise, Tagc P. Sylvan 

Hawthorne Prize, Robert L. 
Happ '53; Alternate Commence- 
ment Part, Richard S. Vokey; Sew- 
all Latin Prize. William F. Wyatt 
Jr. '53; Sewall Greek Prize, George 
J. Marcopoulos '53; Noyes Political 
Economy Prize, Roger N. Boyd; 
Hannibal Hamlin Emery Latin 
Prize, Carl B. Brewer; Nathan 
Goold Greek and Latin Prize, Ed- 
ward M. Brown; Col. William Hen- 
ry Owen Premium, Donald S. Ma- 

Hi land Lockwood Fairbanks 
Prizes In Public Speaking, Paul P. 
Brountas '54, Allen F. Hethering- 
ton Jr. '54, Paul Hwosdhinsky, and 
Richard M. Van Orden; Edgar O. 
Achorn Debating Prizes, 1st team 
prize: Paul P.. Brountas '54, John 
A. Henry '53, William F. Hoffman; 
2nd team prize: Richard H. Allen 
'54, Joel H. Hupper '54, Charles E. 
Orcutt '54. 

Brown Extemporaneous English 
Composition Prizes, 1st Donald F. 
Carlo, 2nd Charles T. Freeman '50; 
Goodwin Commencement Prize (for 
1851), To be awarded at Com- 
mencement Dinner; (for I860), 

Harlan B. Pcabody Jr. '50; Good- 
win French Prize, No, Award; 
Bradbury Debating Prizes, 1st 
team prizes: John D. Bradford '52, 
Richard M. Van Orden; 2nd team 
prize: Edmond N. Elowe, Bowdoin 
Plan Student; Richard T. Gott '52. 

DeAlva Stanwood Alexander De- 
clamation Prizes, 1st Lawrence B. 
Spector '54, 2nd Hugh H. Pillsbury 
'52; Honorable Mention, Edward 
Cogan; Sumner I. Kimball Prize 
for Excellence in Natural Sciences, 
John H. Topham; Horaace Lord 
Piper Prize for Best Essay on 
Peace, to be divided between John 
A. Henry '53 and Herbert T. 
Kwouk; Philo Sherman Bennett 
Prize for Best Essay on Principles 
of Free Government, No Award; 
Stanley Plummer Prizes in Public 
Speaking, Richard T. Gott '52; 
Forbes Rickard Poetry Prize, 
Thomas J. N. Juko. 

Meserve Prize in Chemistry, 
Norman A. LeBcl; Andrew Allison 
Haldane Cup (for 1951) To be 
awarded at Commencement Din- 
ner; (for 1950), Robert E. McAvoy 
'50; Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
Cup, Gordon J. Milliken '53; Alice 
Merrill Mitchell Award for Acting, 
Abram R. Rutan IV; Orren Chal- 
mer Hormell Award, Donald C. Ag- 
ostinelli '53; James Bowdoin Cup, 
Richard J. Smith '52; Class Marsh- 
al, June, 1851, William T. Graham 
Jr.; Class Marshal, February, 1951, 
James H. Sibson '50; Masque and 
Gown One-Act Play Prize, Donald 
F. Carlo; Poetry Prize, No Award; 
Wood row Wilson Memorial. Fellow- 
ship, Elmo Giordanetti. 

Fulbright Award for Foreign 
Study, Roger N. Boyd, Charles R. 
Forker, and Edward E. Marshall; 
MacArthur Prize, Roger N. Boyd; 
Orient Prizes, News: Paul P. 
Brountas '54; Features: Horace A. 
Hildreth Jr. '54; Sports: Geoffrey 
P. Houghton '53; Business: Bruce 
N. Cooper '54; Brown Memorial 
Scholarships, (for 1851) : To be an- 
nounced;' (for 1850): Warren W. 
Strout '51. Richard T. Gott '52. and 
George L. Reef '53; National De- 
fense Transportation Association 
Awards, Jack A. Bump and John L. 

Four State Of Maine 
Scholarships Awarded 

Four State of Maine Scholar- 
ships amounting to $700 each for 
the College year 1951-52 have been 
awarded to June graduates of 
Maine schools, it has been annunc- 
ed by President Kenneth C. M. 
Sills. The awards are based on 
competitive examinations held in 
the Spring of 1951 and on school 
records and reports of extra curri- 
cular activities, character and 

The list includes: David Roy 
Anderson of Caribou, Philip W. 
Gummings of Portland, George 
Libby Hinds of Naples and Paul 
Douglas Porter of Houlton. 

Anderson is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Hayden 'L. V. Anderson of 13 
Page Avenue, Caribou. ' A senior 
at Caribou High School, he has 
been active in undergraduate 
activities including the iNational 
Honor Society, the yearbook, de- 
bating, prize speaking and drama- 
tics, has played in the band, and 
has worked with the Hi-Y, Boy 
Scouts and the Boy's State. 

Cummings is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. E. Maillett Cummings of 317 
Stevens Avenue, Portland. He has 
been a high ranking student at 
Deering High School, and has been 
active in the band and orchestra 
and with the Writers Club and the 
French Club. He has also been in 
charge of the project under which 
the school has sponsored a French 

Hinds s the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Davis C. Hinds of Naples. He has 
attended Fryeburg Academy 
where he has been a member of 
the Honor Society and has been 
active in music and dramatics and 
on the staff of the school paper. 
A track man, he has also been a 
member of the winter sports team. 

Porter is the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Herman I. Porter of R.F.D. 
4. Houlton. He has been a mem- 
ber of the Honor Society at Haul- 
ton High School, was business 
manager of the annual magazine 
drive, and was a member of the 
Student Council and the Glee 
Club. He also managed the Foot- 
ball Team and served as Repre- 
sentative of the Hi-Y Club to the 
Northern Aroostook Council. 
Other activities included prize 
speaking, dramatics and tennis. 

Gen Willard G. Wyman 

Cornerstone Of New 
Chemistry Building 
Laid By Pre*. Sills 

Friday afternoon at 1:45 p.m., 
the cornerstone was laid in 
the new Chemistry Building near 
the Classroom Building. Earl S. 
Thompson '14, Chairman of the 
Sesquicentennial Fund drive which 
financed the new building, presid- 
ed at the ceremonies. Responding 
for the Building Committee was 
its Chairman, Charles A. Cary '10 
of Wilmington, Delaware. Prof. 
Samuel E. Kamerling of the 
faculty spoke on behalf of the 
Chemistry Department of the 
College. Speaking for the College 
Architects, McKim, Mead and 
Whfte, was James K. Smith of 
New York City. 

'President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
set the cornerstone with ap- 
propriate remarks. The stone has 
set within it a copper box contain- 
ing a collection of college publica- 
tions and documents pert : nent to 
the erection of the Ciemistry 
Building. Among these papers is 
a letter from President Sills to 
that person who will be president 
of the College at that future date 
when the Chemistry Building is 
razed and the box unsealed. 


The Commencement Dinner 
Program is being broadcast Sat- 
urday from 2 to 8:30 p.m. over 
station WGAN, Portland, with a 
commentary by Prof. Herbert ,R. 
Brown of the English Depart- 

Senator Paul H. Douglas 

Phi Beta Kappa Elects 
And Initiates Members 
From Juniors-Seniors 

Four members of the gradu- 
ating class and four members of 
the Junior Class were elected to 
the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha phap- 
tcr of Maine, Honor Society and 
were initiated yesterday, accord- 
ing to Nathan Dane II, Secretary 
of the local chapter. 

Those elected from the gradu- 
ating class were Elmo Giordanetti, 
Carl W. Roy, John C. Weston, and 
Richard M. Van Orden. The under- 
graduates include: T. Peter Sylvan, 
Roger A. Welch, John D- Bradford, 
and Benjamin P. Coe. 

The Almon Goodwin Prize, 
"awarded to a Phi Beta Kappa 
man chosen by vote of the Trus- 
tees of the College at the end of 
the recipient's junior year." was 
awarded to T. Peter Sylvan. 

Ten Dignitaries Are Given 
Honorary College Degrees 

This morning in the First Pariah Church at the J 46th Com- 
mencement exercises, one hundred and eighty men received^he 
Bachelor of Arts degree, and ten were awarded honorary ^nfcreW 
by President Kenneth C< M. Sills. 

Hwoschinsky, Harrison, 
Roy And Forker Give 
Commencement Talks 

Four seniors selected from a 
number of nominees spoke at the 
commencement exercises this 
morning on topics and problems of 
concern to educated people. » 

ed an oration entitled "The Social 
Dichotomy", that split between 
"the creative minority and the av- 
erage American citizen." Admit- 
ting the difficulty in denning speci- 
fically either group, he singled out, 
as being in the minority, scientists, 
philosophers, artists, and many 
public figures. The split, said Har- 
rison, is one of a lack of under- 
standing on the part ot both the 
majority and the creative minority 
which "leads to suspicion, false ac- 
cusation — and lack of respect." 

The Commencement procession 
was formed at 9:45 led by the 
Marshal James B. Coulton '31 of 
Albany Academy, Albany, New 
York. The Alumni Marshal was 
Rupert Neily Jr. '41 of Boothbay 
Harbor, and Professor George H. 
Quinby was the Faculty Marshal 

The ' Commencement exercises 
began at 10:00. following the pro- 
cession, at which time four seniors, 
Keith W. Harrison, Carl W. Roy, 
Paul Hwoschinsky, and Charles 11. 
Forker adressed the audience of 
relatives and friends of the grad- 
uating class and the members of 
the faculty and administration of 
the College. Richard S. Vokey was 
the alternate. 

One member of the class was 
graduated "summa cum laude": 
Elmo Giordanetti, who also re- 
ceived "highest honors" in French. 
Six men were graduated "magna 
cum laude," and thirty-three were 
graduated "cum laude." Also five 
seniors received "honors," throe 
"high honors," and one "highest 

Calling "anti-intellectualism" the honors, 
result and not the cause of our nounced 
present difficulties, Harrison trac- 
ed the misunderstanding back to 
the home and the school saying 
that our "institutions are now en- 
couraging — and fostering the very 
condition they should assist in re- 
medying." By way of a remedy, 
Harrison placed the responsibility 
on both groups urging that they 
should "avoid allowing themselves 
to be cut off from" each other. The 
creative minority can do this by 
seeking to understand the reasons 
which give rise to the suspicions 
others feel and by participating 

while seven were an- 
as having received a 
straight "A" record during the 
Spring semester. 

Summa Cum Laude 
Elmo Giordanetti. 

Magna Cum Laude 
Roger N. Boyd, Paul E. Cronin, 
Charles R. Forker, Grover E. 
Marshall, Donald S. Mathison, and 
Herbert S. Sawyer. 

Cum Laude 
John F. Anderson, Richard A. 
Bamforth, Robert J. Beal, Owen 
Beenhouwer, David M. Berwind, 
James G. Blanchard, Carl B. 
Brewer, Leon T. Buker. Jack A. 
Bump, Donald F. Carlo, Rupert O. 

Bowdoin Women Hold 
Commencement Lunch 

Following the commencement 
exercises this morning, the annual 
commencement dinner was held in 
honor of the graduating seniors, 
their families, and the alumni. 

The Society of Bowdoin Women 
is how holding its annual Com- 
mencement luncheon in the Sar- 
gent Gymnasium under the chair- 
manship of Mrs. Harold Ashey of 
Worcester, Mass. 

more in the "socety of which they 

are members, although seme off Clark, Robert F. Corliss, Andrew 

them — feel they are released from B. Crummy Jr., Edwin R. French, 

its rules and regulations." The ma- 
jority group, on the other hand, 
should, according to Harrison, 
recognize that the solutions to the 
complex problems which face our 
society today "require a complex 
attitude, an attitude which mem- 
bers of the minority are best able 
to achieve." 
In his speech "The Common 

Bond" CARL W. ROY discussed 
the bond which joins American stu- 
dents and foreign students at Bow- 
doin and how that kind of under- ! 
standing, fostered by exchange 
programs might "well bring under- 
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"Richard II", Produced By Masque And Gown, 
Dedicated To Memory Of Late Prof. Stanley Chase 

John Johnston Award 
Announced By Sills 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
has announced the award of the 
John Johnston Scholarship for 
1951-52 to Gerard Lucien Dube, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucien J. 
Dube of Livermore Falls. 

This scholarship, the largest 
awarded by Bowdoin College to 
an entering Freshman, this year 
carries a stipend of $1200. It was 
established in 1940 by gift of Al- 
bert W. Johnston in memory of 
his grandfather, John Johnston of 
the Class of 1832. for many years 
Professor of Natural Science at 
Wesleyan University, "to provide 
scholarship aid to some able and 
worthy candidate preferably from 
rural Maine." The award is made 
by a special committee composed 
of members of the Governing 
Boards of the College and the Di- 
rector of Admissions. 

Mr. Dube graduated from Liver- 
more Falls High School where he 
was Valedictorian of his class. He 
has been active in school drama- 
tics and public speaking, and as a 
pianist was the winner of a first 
division award at the 1950 West- 
ern Maine Music Festival. 

Last year's John Johnston 
award was divided between Wil- 
liam A. Brown of Milo and Richard 
A.Doherty of Newport. 

Shakespeare's "Richard II". ded- 
icated to the late Professor Stanley 
Perkins Chase who directed the 
play in its last staging at Bowdoin 
during the Spring of 1934. was pre- 
sented last evening at 9:00 p.m. by 
the Masque and Gown on the ter- 
race of the Walker Art Building. 

Edward Cogan '51, who played 
four parts in the production, was 
first seen as Falstaff in the 1948 
version of "Henry IV - Part I". He 
has played character parts in the 
Masque and Gown for several 
years. Richard Drisko '51 was a 
member of the Executive Commit- 
tee of the Masque and Gown last 
year and, with the exception of a 
small part in "Measure for Mea- 
sure" in 1950, this was his first 
Shakespearian role at Bowdoin. 
Last season he played Driscoll in 
O'Neill's "S.S. Glencairn ', and this 
year he was given second prize in 
the One Act Play Contest for a 
play which he wrote, directed and 
acted in. 

"Richard II" marked the fourth 
Shakespearian play which Rupert 
Clark '51 has appeared in at Bow- 
doin. In 1948, he played Peto in 
"Henry rV" and was Sebastian in 
"Twelfth Night" the next Spring. 
Last year he appeared as the Pro- 
vost in "Measure For Measure", 
the Thirty-Seventh Annual Com- 
mencement play. John Hone '52 
had his first Shakespearian part 
this year. He is on the Executive 
Committee of the Masque and 
Gown, and has played leading juve- 
nile roles in "You Touched Me" and 
"Winterset". The third largest role 
in "Richard II". the Duke of York, 
was done by Raymond Rutan '51, 
retiring President of the Masque 
and Gown. He was awarded the 
Mitchell Award for Acting this 
year and has been active in the 
club as both actor and set design- 
er. The sets for "Winterset" and 
"Twelfth Night" were both design- 
ed by him. Although this is his 
first Shakespearian role, Rutan has 
played character parts in "Ten 

Little Indians", "S.S. Glencairn", 
"Petticoat Fever" and the One 
Acts of the seasons of 1949 and 

Vincent Gookin '52 is a member 
j of the Executive Committee of the 
J Masque and Gown and is also Pro- 
duction Advisor to the Committee. 
This year's performance was his 
first attempt at Shakespeare, but 
he has appeared in "Ten Little In- 
dians", "Change to Spring" "You 
Touched Me". "Dulcy", and has 
acted in the One Acts for the sea- 
sons 1949 and 1951. Last evening 
saw the first appearance of Chalm- 
ers MacCormick '52 on the Bow- 
doin stage. Paul Selya '52 has been 
active on the Masque and Gown 
production staff for many plays, 
but this was his first appearance 
in a Shakespearian part. Robert 
Corliss '51 made his first appear- 
ance since the 1948 production of 
"Henry IV". 

The leading role of Richard was 
played by Donald Dennis '51. He 
played the lead in the Classical 
Club production of "Seven Against 
Thebes" by Aeschylus in 1949, and 
had a large role in "Winterset". 
Dennis has participated as an ac- 
tor in the 1950 and 1951 One Act 
Plays. Peter Powell, a freshman 
this year, had played in "Winter- 
set" prior to his role in "Richard 
II". Stage manager for several 
Masque and Gown productions, Pe- 
ter Lasselle '53 has been very ac- 
tive in the production end of the 
dramatic works in the past two 
.years. He played in "Winterset" 
and "Petticoat Fever" this year. 
Todd Callihan '54 and David Con- 
rod '51 made their first appearance 
at Bowdoin last night. 

Last evening witnessed the fourth 
and last performance of Charles 
Foriter '51 in Shakespearian roles. 
In J948 he played Douglas in "Hen- 
ry rV", in 1949 he played Antonio in 
"Twelfth Night" and last year he 
played Angelo in "Measure for 
Measure". His role in "Richard IT' 
was the second most important in 
the play. Lawrence Spector '54 

played the lead in "Petticoat Fev- 
er" this year and was the winner 
of the best actor award in the One 
Acts this Spring. Paul Costello '51 
had his first Bowdoin acting ex- 
perience as the gangster, Trock, in 

Mildred Thalhcimer, as director 
of dramatics at the Brunswick 
High School, has brought many ac- 
tresses into Masque and Gown pro- 
ductions. She has played in a great 
many college productions and had 
the unique honor of having been a 
member of the original 1934 cast 
of "Richard II" at Bowdoin. Elinor 
Graham has played the Queen in 
"Hamlet" and Viola in "Twelfth 
Night". Catherine Daggett has ap- 
peared in many Masque and Gown 
productions and was particularly 
outstanding in "Beware the Brave", 
"Seven Against Thebes" and as Is- 
abella in "Measure for Measure". 
Joyce Carlo made her first and 
last appearance at Bowdoin last 
night. Cynthia Webb has had the 
experience of having played Maria 
in "Twelfth Night" in 1949. 

Edward Samiljan '51 had , his 
first appearance last night as did 
Donald Carlo. Carlo was the win- 
ner of the One Act Play Contest 
this year and the Shakespearian 
play brought him to acting despite 
the handicap of blindness. 

Peter Lasselle and Todd Calli- 
han assisted the director. Prof. 
George H. Quinby, as stage mana- 
ger and costumer respectively. Le- 
roy Heely '51 played the trumpet 
and John Loud '51 played the vio- 
lin. Davison Osgood '54 and Martin 
Mitchell '54 were in charge of 
lighting. Prof. Philip Beam de- 
signed and executed the poster for 
the play which was reduced for the 
cover of the program. 

On June 21. there will be tryouts 
for the summer Masque and Gown 
play "Yes, My Darling Daughter" 
to be performed in arena ityle on 
July 30 and 31. The tryouts will be 
held in the Masque and Gown of- 
fice off the balcony at Memorial 

Leonard B. Gilley, William M. 
Houston. Christian K. Langaard, 
Nikolaus Lanzinger, Thompson M. 
Little. John F. Loud, Allan H. Mr- 
Kinley, James K. Nelson, Roy W. 
Nickerson, William J. Nightingale, 
Duane M. Phillips, George M. 
Reeves, Carl W. Roy. Alfred L 
Sawyer. Robert W. Scull. John J. 
Shinner, Richard M. Van Orden, 
Lloyd Wallis Jr., and John C. Wes- 

Honors in Subjects 

Honors — Roger N. Boyd 

Honors — Charles R. Forker, 
Charles T. Freeman. 

Highest Honors — Elmo Giorda- 

High Honors — Grover E. Mar- 


Honors — Richard M. Van Orden. 

High Honors— Paul E. Cronin, 
Thompson M. Little. 

Honors— Carl B. Brewer. 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
then awarded the honorary de- 
grees: "In exercise of authority 
given me by the two Governing 
Boards, I now create : 

Harry Lane Palmer of the Class 

of 1904, Overseer of the Coflegc 

since 1934, zealous and effective 

Director of the Sesquicentennial 

[ Continued on Page a ] 

Latin And Greek Room 
Dedicated To Woodruff 

Mr. John H. Woodruff '05 and his 
wife were present Friday for 
the dedication of the Woodruff Me- 
morial Classics Room in Memorial 
Hall, at 3:30. p.m. 

The short program of dedicat ion 
was opened with a welcome by Pro- 
fessor Thomas Means of the class- 
ics department followed by a re- 
sponse by David F. Reid '51. The 
Alpha Delta Phi Quartet consist- 
ing of E. D. Blodgett '51. R J 
Eaton '51, J. A. Kohlberg '52 and 
G. T. Vose '51 then sang "Guadea- 
mus Igitur". a medieval student's 
song. E. M. Brown '51 gave a short 
reading from the fourth chapter of 
the First Book of Xenophon's "An- 
abasis", followed by T. A. Kaknes 
'51 reading from the Ninth Book of 
the "Odyssey" by Homer. This 
part of the program closed with a 
reading of the opening chapter jot 
the Gospel according to St. John 
read by D. S. Mathison '51. 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
then gave the address dedicating 
the room to the memory of Pro- 
fessor Woodruff. At the close of 
President Sills' talk, the Alpha 
Delta Phi Quartet sang Horace's 
"Integer Vitae". The program clos- 
ed with the prayer of Socrates giv- 
en by Professor Thomas Means. 







180 Men Given Bowdoin A.B. Degrees 

[Continued from Page /] 

Fund, giving generously of his time 
and services and placing his wide 
and varied experience, both in bus- 
iness and as Red Cross executive 
ln England, at the disposal of hie 
shna mater, an ardent exemplar 
both >n theory and practice of the 
V h- lu * of Anglo-American friend- 
snip ; courteous and persuasive am- 
bassador of Bowdoin's claims on 
friends far and near; with grati- 

Honoris Cmm Master of Art* 

Wlllaed «ov4oti Wvmm of the 
Class of 1920, holder of Certifi- 
cate of Honor granted that year. 
Major Genera) of the United 
State* Army, born in Augusta, 
son of a well-known Maine family, 
graduate of West Point in the 
Class of 1919; distinguished pro- 
fessional soldier both in peace and 
in war, with decorations for work 
in both Asiatic and European thea- 
tres; associated with Roy Chap- 
man Andrews in scientific expedi- 
tions in China and contributing ar- 
ticles dealing with Mongolian 
problems of geography and eth- 
nology; mentioned in Genera! Ei- 
senhower's memoirs as one of his 
younger and promising colleagues; 
decorated many times by our own 
country and by our allies for brav- 
ery and leadership; officer whose 
high rank is .equalled by his abil- 
ity, ; cholarahip, and integrity; a 
representative of our armed forces 
on whom today as always so much 

Honoris Caaaa Master of Arts 
Arthur Harrison Cole of the 
Class of 1911, of Cambridge, Mas- 
sachusetts, university professor 
and librarian of the Baker Library 
at Harvard's Graduate School of 
Business Administration; one of 
the most distinguished members 
and former president of the Asso- 
ciation of American Economic His- 
torians, author and editor of a long 
series of important works in his 
chosen field; representative of a 
splendid class noted for the vigor 
and variety of Its graduates today 
here for its fortieth anniversary; 
able scholar and kindly adminis- 
trator; through books and writings 
helping to make the American peo- 
ple less economically illiterate, 
Honoris Causa Doctor of Science 

Orren Cbalmer Hormell of the .Marine CbTps, wounded at OW- 
Bowdoin Faculty, graduate of In-[nawa, decorated for heroic 
diana University, Master of Arts [ achievement in action at Pelelieu; 
and Doctor of Philosophy of Har- [ having served as alderman in the 

city of Chicago, elected to the 
United States Senate in 1948 and 
making there a remarkable record 
for ability, independence and fear- 
lessness; with long avenues of 
public servtee stretching out be* 
fore him; a fine representative of 
the lessons Bowdoin haa taught of 
moral courage, ability to stand on 
one's own feet and to take what 
Honoris Causa Doctor of Laws 

vard, teacher at Bowdoin for forty 
years, DeAlva Stanwood Alexan- 
der Professor of Government since 
1927; visiting lecturer in govern- 
ment at Harvard, Illinois, Michi- 
gan and Syracuse Universities; 
founder of Bowdoin's Bureau of 
Municipal Research, whose bro- 
chures on public administration 
have won national fame; early ad- 
vocate of the town manager sys- 
tem.and advisor on town and city 
charters all over New England, 
to whom probably as much as to 
any single man is due the factlhat 
Maine has more town managers to 
its credit than has any other state 
of her size and population; leader 
in this important municipal reform 
which has spread all over the 
country; beloved teacher, absent- 
minded and high minded professor, 
one of the country's foremost 
scholar in the field of municipal 
Honoris Causa 

Doctor of Civil Law 

Howard Lindsay and Dorothy Stickney Lindsay 

Howard Lindsay, of New York 
and of the American stage, play- 
wright, producer, actor, proud of 
his many forebears and of the fact 
that his best known play was first 
produced at Lakewood, then under 
the management of the late Her- 
bert L. Swett of the Class of 1901, 
familiar to thousands of American 
playgoers, not only for his work and 
association with Life with Father 
but with Duicy, Arsenic and Old 
Lace, State of the Union (Pulitzer 
Prize), and many others, who in 
thq dramatic presentation of Clar- 
ence Day's book and with the 
charming cooperation of his mate 
has made Life with. Father and 
Life with Mother American dra- 
matic classics, and who has con- 
tributed so much to keep the 
American stage clean, decent, and 



Wednesday, June IS, 1951 

No. 8 

Editor-in-Chief "Roger W. Sullivan *52 

Associate Editor Keith W. Harrison '51 

Managing Editors Robert L. Happ '53, Alden E. Horton Jr. '53 

sports Editor Warren R. Ross '52 

News EdMora Paul P. Brountas '54, Ronald B. Gray '54, 

Horace A. Hildreth Jr. '54 
Assistant News Editors .... Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ranlett .'54 

Feature Writer E. Ward Gilman '53 

Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Music Editor Joel H. Hupper '54 

Reporters Richard H. Allen '54, Keith A. Buzzell '54, David A. 

Carlson '54, James A. Cook '54, William A. Fickett 
"54, Theophilus E. McKinney '54, Leo R. Sauve '54, 
Edward F. Spicer 54, Richard C. Gibson '54, Alden 
E. Ringquist '54, Jacob B. Ham Jr. '54 

Composition Assistant _ Charles E. Orcutt Jr. 54 

Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Business Manager William J. Nightingale '51 

Assistant Business Manager Robert E. Gray "53 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper '54 

Co-Advertising Managers Donald A. Buckingham '53, 

Frank G. Oswald '53 
Business Assistants Alfred A. Gass '54, Albert F. Lilley '54 


Directors Professor Athern P. Daggett, Mr. James A. Storer, 

Robert S. Spooner '51, William J. Nightingale '51, 
^ Roger W. Sullivan '52 


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Honoris Causa Master of Arts 

Dorothy Stickney (Mrs. Howard 
Lindsay) also and very much of 
the American stage, poetess and 
actress in many plays, best known 
in Life with Father as the mother 
who contrives to get what she 
wants without seeming to do so, 
said to have been the cause of 
hundreds of sore-armed husbands 
nudged by their wives at the more 
than three thousand performances 
of her famous role; for character, 
charm and contribution to the 
American stage, 

Honoris Causa Master of Arts 
James Helium Smith, architect, 
of New York City, graduate of 
Amherst, member of the firm of 
Bowdoin's architects, M c K i m , 
Mead and White, who has served 
in the same capacity Amherst, 
Trinity, Vermont, Wesleyan, and 
as consultant Northwestern and 
Johns Hopkins; President of the 
American Academy in Rome since 
1937; with a distinguished record 
in both wars serving World War 
II as lieutenant colonel; Trustee 
of Pratt Institute; honored here 
not only for his friendly and gen- 
erous insight in designing and 
helping us to build the Union, the 
Swimming Pool, the Classroom 
Building, and for his service in 
connection with his firm's over- 
sight of all our building problems; 
one of America's foremost archi- 
Honoris Causa 

Doctor of Humane Letters 
Willard LeRoy King, of Chicago, 
graduate of the University of Chi- 
cago, with a long and distinguished 
record in the practice of law in 
that city; prominent in the Chica- 
go Bar Association and former 
President of the Chicago Law In- 
stitute; active in the Chicago and 
Illinois historical societies; author 
of legal commentaries of various 
kinds and of an admirable biogra- 
phy of Melville Weston Fuller of 
the Class of 1853, Chief Justice of 
the United States; in recognition 
of the able bar from which Fuller 
was appointed and for his service 
to all Bowdoin men and all lawyers 
in writing the first authentic life 
of one of our well-known gradu- 

Honoris Caaaa 

Doctor of Civil Law 

Asa S. Knowles 

Asa SssaJridge Knewles of the 

Class of 1930, of Toledo, Ohio, uni- 
versity president, a skilful admin- 
istrator with wide experience for 
one so young; Dean of the School 
of Business Administration at 
Northeastern University and 
Rhode Island State College, serv- 
ing brilliantly as President of the 
Associated College* of Upper New 
York following his war service, 
then Vice President of Cornell 
Unversity, and now President of i 
the University of Toledo, one of the 
most important urban institutions 
in the Middle West; member of 
several engineering societies and 
author of important books on Man 
Power and Industrial Manage- 
ment; representing by his own 
career also his other Bowdoin as- 
sociates who have been in the im- 
portant and fertile fields of col- 
lege administration, 
Honoris Causa Doctor of Laws 
Paul Howard Douglas of the 
Class of 1913 cum laude, of Chi- 
cago, United States Senator from 
Illinois, who began his brilliant 
career as student of economics un- 
der Professor Catlin, Charles Car- 
roll Everett Scholar, then trained 
at Harvard and Columbia, taught 
at Illinois, Reed College and the 
University of Chicago; author of 
many books in the field of econom- 
ics including one of the best treat- 
ises on Real Wages ever written; 
former President of the American 
Economic Association; in World 
War II gallantly enlisting as a 
private, promoted to major in the 

Greetings . . . 

... to Bowdoin men returning to Brunswick, 
— from the staff of the printing plant down- 
town where the BOWDOIN ORIENT has been 
printed for over 37 years. 

The Bnanswick Pushing Company 


PAUL K. NIVEN '16, Manager 
CHARLES WILKES, Superintendent 

The following men received the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts. Class 
numerals are noted only after the 
names of those students who are 
members of a class other than 

Fred R. Abbott, Harry E. 
Adams, Adolphe Alexander '50, 
William M. Allen, John F. Ander- 
son, Athanasios Anninos, Willard 
B. Arnold III, Robert H. Avery. 

Alan L. Baker, Richard A. Bam- 
forth, Robert J. Beal, Owen 
Beenhouwer, David M. Berwind 
'50, Philip S. Bird, Igor R. Blake, 
James G. Blanchard, Robert W. 
Blanchard, John Blatchford, 
Elliott D. Blodgett, John J. 
BonardeUi, Gary M. Boone, Wil- 
liam J. Boots, Roger N. Boyd, 
Jack H. Brace '50, Carl B. Brewer, 
Bernard C. Brown, Jr., Edward M. 
Brown, William P. Brown, Leon 
T. Buker '49, Jack A. Bump '50, 
Davis L. Burnell '50. 

William K. Campbell, Donald 
F. Carlo, Fred A. Carlson, Jr., 
Thomas C. Casey, Frank E. 
Ceccarelli, Jr. '49, Rapert O. Clark, 
James P. Clay, Jr. '50, William 
H. Clifford, Jr., Richard N. Coffin, 
William O. CoHins, Jr., David F. 
Conrod, Henry L. Conway, Jr., 
Robert F. Corliss, John D. Cronin, 
Paul E. Cronin, Carl R. Crosby, 
Jr., Andrew B. Crummy, Jr. 

John T. Daggett, Jr., William 
H. Davis, II, Donald D. Dennis, 
Richard B. Drisko. 

Peter S. Eastman '50, Robert J. 

Kenneth B. Fash, Samuel P. 
Fay, Jr., Joseph H. Flather, Jr., 
Kien-Tien Fong, Charles R. 
Forker, George M. Fox, Charles 
T. Freeman '50, Edwin R. French, 
Gilman N. Friend. 

William N. Gaylord '50, Leonard 
B. GiHey, Elmo Giordanetti, Philip 

E. Glidden, James H. Goddard, Jr., 
Burton M. Gottlieb, Robert E. 
Graff '50, William T. Graham, Jr, 

Donald E. Hare, Keith W. Har- 
rison, Benjamin V. Haywood, Le- 
roy P. Heely, Eugene O. Hender- 
son, William M. Houston, Robert 
E Howard, Edward J. Hrynowsky, 
Norman A. Hubley, Paid Hwos- 

William L. Jewell, Robert A. 
Johnston, Jr., Charles A. Jortberg, 
III, Thomas J. Nicholas Juko. 

Theodore A. Kaknes, Warren F. 
Kelleher, James M. Kelley, Robert 
J. Kemp, Robert P. Kennedy, Jr., 
Francis A. King, Leopold F. King, 
Jr., William Knights. 

Christian K. Langaard '50, 
Nikolaus Lanzinger, Edward J. 
Legere, Manuel Levine '50, 
Thompson M. Little, John, H. 
Littlefield '49, Richard N. Living- 
stone, Eaton S. Lothrop, Jr., John 

F. Loud, Jon A. Lund, Bruce A. 

John B. MacChesney, Richard 
J. McCarthy, Harry B. McCracken, 
Jr., Allan H. McKinley '50, Joseph 

G. MaNealus, John A. Manfuso, Jr., 
John Marno, 2nd, David M. Marsh, 
Stuart D. Marsh, Grover E. Mar- 
shall, Donald S. Mathison, James 
A. Matthews, John H. Maxson '50, 

Alvin H. Miller, George Mffligan, 
111 '49, Kenneth J. Monty. 

James K. Nelson, Roy W. 
Nickerson, William J. Nightingale, 
Theodore P. Noyes, Jr. 

Charles M. Palmer '50, Preseott 
H. Pardee, William M. Patterson, 
Jr., Paul M. Pelletier, Duane M. 

Theodore G. Rand. George M. 
Reeves, David F. Reid, Robert E. 
Riddle, Robert L. Roberts. Albert 
M. Rogers, Edward W. Rogers, 
Richard A. RosBe, Carl W. Roy, 
Abram R. Rutan, IV. 

Edward P. Samiljan, John B. 
Sanborn, Jr., Leonard G. Saulter, 
Joseph P. Savoia, Alfred L. Saw- 
yer '48, Herbert S. Sawyer '48, 
Everett E. Schmidt, Robert W. 
Scull, John J. Shinner, Eric M. 
Simmons, Jr., Kenneth M. Simp- 
son, Jr., Jules F. Siroy, Sanford 
R. Sistare '50, William B. Skelton, 
II, Jay B. Snape, Frederick W. 
Spaulding '47, Robert S. Spooner, 
Welles A. Standish, II. Owen P. 
Stearns, Donald D. Steele '50, 
Robert R. Strang, Arthur V. 
Sweetser '52. 

Harry C. Thompson, Jr., Richard 
H. Tinsley (B.S. degree), Morris 
I. Toll, John H. Topham, Marvin 
Tracey, Donald A. Tuttle. 

Calvin V. Vanderbeek, Jr. '49, 
Richard M. Van Orden, Richard 
S. Vokey, George T. Vose. 

Lloyd Wallis, Jr., Charles E. 
Watson. Laurence A. Wescott, 
John C. Weston, David C. Willey, 
Edward P. Williams, Wallace A. 
Wing, Robert C. Young. 


You can get that Bowdoin Tie 

now, while you're in Brunswick. 

You have a choice of three ties: 

A. Batswing bow tie, pure silk 
repp *2.00 

B. Silk repp Four-in-Hand $2JJ0 

C. (Not shown) Silk flat knit 
in the same bar stripe of Bow- 
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We are taking orders for your fraternity tie (Two 
week delivery to your home). Pure repp silk made 
into the ties of all the national fraternities at Bow- 
doin. Bows: $2 00. Four-m-Hands $2.50. 
We're open 'til 8:00 pjn. this evening, or you can 
place your order by phoning Brunswick 330 or by 
writing the address below. 


J. F. Ryan V Co. 

^ ail Msm* Strut 

4 Freshmen Receive 
Bowdoin Scholarships 

Four Bowdoin Scholarships 
amounting to $700 each, awards 
made each year to members of the 
entering class who reside outside 
of the State of Maine on the basis 
of scholastic attainment, qualities 
of leadership as shown in extra- 
curricular activities, and character 
and promise of success as estab- 
lished by recommendations, have 
been annuonced by the President. 

The recipients include: Richard 
P. Hopley of Fitchburg, Mass., 
Robert E. Walsh of Wast Hart- 
ford, Conn., Neil Atler of 
Winthrop, Mass., and Frank J. 
Scalera of Kearny, New Jersey. 

Hopley has been a high ranking 
student at Fitchburg High School 
and has been prominent in the 
activities of the school, working 
with the yearbook and the school 
magazine and in several musical 
activities. He was the delegate to 
the Massachusetts Boy's State and 
has been President of the 
Central Massachusetts Inter- 
scholastic Press Association. 

Walsh, an honor student at the 
Loomis School, played soccer, 
basketball, and football. Me also 
worked on the school newspaper 
and the literary magazine, a mem- 
ber of the Senior Scholarship Com- 
mittee, the Political Club, and the 
Foreign Policy Association. 

Alter has been Vice President 
of his class at Winthrop High 
School where he was an honor stu- 
dent. He has been active in club 
organizations and publications, 
managed the basketball team, and 
participated in dramatics. 

Hwwchinsky, Harrison, 
Roy And Forker Give 

Commencement Talks 

[Continued From Page I] 
standing and easjaiewstsesi t*> the 
non-communist and communist na- 
tions alike." 

Discussing the memories he will 
take away with Mm, Ray noted 
that as he got to know some of the 
foreign students here, he htgan to 
sense a similarity between these 
men and ourselves. Here he found 
something else: an exchange of 
ideas "that would far outlast the 
formula for glucose;" an exchange 
that broke down the walls af pre- 
judice, hatred and ignorance. And, 
he added, as our country assumes 
more and more of its share af 
world responsibility this recogni- 
tion of a common bond becomes a 

Discussing what must be done in 
the future, Roy advocated three 
fundamental obligations. First, he 
said, it is important for us to re- 
member that we are hosts when 
people from other nations study or 
visit here, and as hosts in this In- 
ternational sense, we must see to 
it that we make a valuable and 
lasting impression. Secondly, the 
scope of our exchange plans must 
be increased, so that they will be- 
come an integral part of our edu- 
cational system. And finally, we 
should increase the number of men 
we send abroad, for such men not 
only carry with them a true im- 
pression of America with them but 
also bring back valuable impres- 
sions and knowledge from the 
countries in which they study. 

ing "A Russian Contribution to 
Culture", pointed out that, because 
of Russia's political and diplomatic 
conduct, we are likely to feel that 
she contributes nothing to culture. 
By that attitude, he said, we over- 
look the contribution of Tsarist 

Using Ivan Turgenev as his ex- 
ample, Hwoschinaky described him 
as the writer through whom Eur- 
ope was introduced to Russian lit- 
erature. Although the intelligensia 
of Russia, he said, considered Tur- 
genev of political significance, mod- 
ern readers, unaware of this his- 
torical tie, read this author for his 
literary merits alone. As a liter- 
ary figure, a writer of such works 
as Fathers and Sens, A Sperto- 
man's Sketches, FltsS Love, and 
Rntlin, Turgenev is "read and en- 
joyed by those who have no know- 
ledge of the author's connection 

with contemporary events of his 
own generation." 

ed the attitude "that literature is 
often considered to be remote from 
our immediate problems" in his 
oration entitled "Understanding 
By Books." He attributed that mis- 
conception to the fact that people 
do not read enough. 

Seeking a reason for this want 
of reading, Forker attributed part 
of it to movies, television, radis, 
and the comics, as wefi as "digest" 
rending and other magazines. An- 
other reason, he added, might be 
that too many people do not under- 
stand what literature is or whan it 
can do. They read only "the popu- 
lar products of mediocrity served 
up to the public by those whose 
tastes are governed by what wilt 
sell on the open market." 

In closing he set forth the thesis 
that great books, beaks which have 
being as well as meaning, are not 
vehicles of escape, but rather vehi- 
cles of pursuit. "They are micro- 
cosms in which we may observe the 
purposes, causes, effects, and func- 
tions of life." Quoting Mark van 
Doren he said, "Literature may not 
save the world It may not even 
change the world. But it can help 
us to comprehend it." 

Prof. Thomas Means 

Professor Thomas Means, 
Joseph E. Merrill Professor of the 
Greek Language and Literature, 
has received the following recent- 
ly announced distinctions. 

On March 31 he was elected 
Vice President, for the current 
year, of the Classical Association 
of New England, an association of 
about 600 teachers in schools, col- 
leges, and universities throughout 
the New England area. 

As the representative of Bow- 
doin, Professor Means attended 
the annual meeting, held in New 
York on May 12. of the Managing 
Committee of the American 
School of Classical Studies at 
Athens, Greece. 

In the May Issue of the "Class- 
ical Journal" Means published an 
article entitled "Incidental Ob- 
servations on the Argonautlca and 

At the present time Professor 
Means is working on a verse 
translation, done in the original 
meter, of the well known Greek 
tragedy "Oedipus Tyrannus" by 

Ttus year, Maine Caavcsr Society 
are fcaactag MS 
train investigators 
to all field* af 



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Congratulations | 
to the Class of '51 







Coll egi ate athletics at Bowdoin, to quote Bill Cunningham in hi* 
Boston Herald article of November 30, 1950, bears "the dean anti- 
septic smell of . . . real amateurism." Also in his summation of his 
observations while visiting the Bowdoin-Maine game shortly before, he 
used the words, "enthusiasm," "the lack of commerciansm," and "fra- 
ternity" in their positive sense. Lastly, he concluded that he'd "seen 
better football games but never better people." 

It uiig|il be weil for as to look at Mr. Cunningham's terms in the 
interests of keeping such ffc.e and worthy qualities, as you, the grad- 
uating and the graduated, are once again revisiting the site of so many 
happy memories of the past. 

"The clean, antiseptic smell of amateurism." What is it? Where does 
it come from? What end does it serve? It is the experience of a bunch 
of guys who are playing a game they love for those intangible and glor- 
ious profits that come from, spirited and wholehearted competition for 
victory as a team, that victory and that competition alone being a re- 
ward far greater in scope and significance than any material profits can 
possibly be in contrast. 

It comes from men who were admitted to this school on their merits 
as men, not as muscular machines. They loved the sport and wanted to 
play, so they went out. No money was hrrohred, nor were easy jobs. 

What's the educational value of stfbstdized athleties? Plenty to the 
school in the short run perhaps, but it is of little long-run value. It at- 
tracts spectators with gate receipts to the school, but it is detriment- 
al to those whom it is the first and primary purpose of the school to 

Let's compare what goes on in the minds of the subsidized and the 
non-subsidized athlete at the end of a game. The non-subsidized ath- 
lete is happy because his team won (if it w6n), because they were able 
to work better together than their opponents. If it lost, he is mad, and 
vows to do better next time so that his team can win. The non-subsi- 
dized ahlete is happy because playing well has meant his job and 
scholarship are ttill safe, he's still the first stringer, so all's well. If he 
does poorly, he worries about his job, etc., not caring whether the 
team won or lost. As long as he does OK, it doesn't matter what hap- 
pened to the rest of the guys. Let them worry about their scholarships; 
he's done what he's paid for. Is that the way an athlete, or anybody 
for that matter, to be educated? Should he be taught cut-throat means 
or sportsmanship and cooperation for the eomrnon good? Obviously, the 
answer is negative. In avoiding the combination of mercantilism with 
its athletic program, Bowdoin has maintained one of the priceless 
phases of the individual. 

By refusing to yield to commercialization both of the sport and of 
the athlete, Bowdoin has kept athletics subject to the individual taste 
and pure initiative rather than artificially inspired initiative. It is this 
that pr ot ects the "enthusiasm" since it is enthusiasm which is the basis 
for participation; it is this which breeds "fraternity" since it is volun- 
tary unity of action which ia the means to success and satisfaction in 
participation, and not personal performance which may or may not 
demand unity of action depending on the financial relations of such 
to the athlete and his quest for command over goods. 

Character has been built at Bowdoin by these methods. Bill Cun- 
ningham noticed the enthusiasm and fraternity not only in the ath- 
letes but m the fans. We have been gifted by the purity and fun of 
effort, the will to ambition, the freedom of choice, the appreciation of 
endeavor other than economic, and the integrity that Bowdoin has 
considered as a reward far greater than gate receipts. For that, we are 
proud of our school, we hope that it is proud of us, and we are happy 
that Bill Cunningham has felt so inclined to write what he has of 

Varsity Letters 

The Athletic Department has 
announced that the following men 
have been awarded letters and 
numerals for Spring Sports: 
Varsity Track LftfUt* 

Raymond M. Biggs '58, Ben- 
jamin P. Cbe '52. John P. Conti 
"52, William S. Coperthwahe 53, 
Thomas E. Damon *5B, Frederick 
a Flemming '53, Gilraan N. 
Friend '51, Richard H. Getcheil 
'53, Warren C. Harmon '52, John 
W. Hone '52, Richard R. Kurtz 
•32, Gordon J. MiUiken '53, John 
R. Murphy '52, William H. Seffens 
'52, Richard D. Walker .'58, Louis 
A. Wood '52, Manager Herbert A. 
Black II '53. 
Varsity Track Numerals 

Donald C. Agostinelli '53, Al- 
bert C. K. Chun Hoon '53. Edgar 
M. Cousins '52, Raymond M. 
Little '53, James S. McBride '53, 
John H. Needham 53, John C. 
Phillips '52, John L. PortCT "53, 
Donald A. Tattle '51, Vaughn A. 
Walker '52, Richard G. Wagg '53i 
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Samuel N. Hibfaard. George W. 
Hulme, Carlton E. Knight, Charles 

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Harvey S. Levine, Robert E. Lilley, 
George M. Paton, Philip E. Reilly, 
Ernest E Roney, Robert N. Thurs- 
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Varsity Baseball Letters 

Louis J. Audet "53, Walter E. 
Bartlett "53, Captain-elect Arthur 
P. Bishop '52, Captain James V. 
Decker "51, Frederick G. Flem- 
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Robert E. Graff '51, James E. 
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John P. MoGovern '53, Raymond 
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'52, Manager-elect Thomas H 
Lathrop '53, Assistant Managers 
Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles E. 
Ranlett "54, David A. Stackpole 
Junior Varsity Baseball Numerals 

Henry T. Banks '54, David H. 
Caldwell '54, Paul Clifford '54, Wil- 
liam P. Cockburn '52, John F. Cos- 
grove '54, James J. Furlong '54, 
Daniel S. Gulezian '54, James L. 
Ladd '54, Robert H. Lilley '54, 
Richard B. Marshall '54, Barrett C. 
Nichols '54, David S. Rogerson '54, 
Galen R. Sayward '54, James O. 
Smith '54, Melvin A. Totman '54, 
Frank J. Vacella '54, Alan J. 
Werksman '54. 
Varsity Tennis Letters 

Burch Hindle '53, Captain-elect 
Rogers W. Johnson '52, Captain 
Theodore P. Noyes '51, Robert E. 
Toppan '51, Charles E, Watson '51, 
John C. WiUiams '52. 
Tennis Numerals 

William H. Clark II '54, Benson 
Ford '54, Walter J. Friedlander '54, 
Charles W. Howard II '54, Warfleld 
Martin '52, Joseph G. McNealus '51, 
Kenneth B. Miller '54, Clive H. Til- 

Bowdoin Keeps £ 
High For Spring 

BILL SEFFENS, winner of the coveted "circled 'B' award" 
stands with Coach Magee after the Tufts meet in which Sef- 
fen brokeJris own record set in 1950 with a throw of 208 feet 
r0y 2 inches. 

Outfitters To Bowdoin Men 

Benoit's extends a cordial 
welcome to returning Bowdoin 
graduates — and takes this 
opportunity to\yish success and 
the best of luck to the Class 
of '51 



lotson '53, James F. Wilson '54. 
Varsity Gotf Letters 

Davis L. Burnell *50, Thomas C. 
Casey '51, William M. Houston '51, 
Charles A. Kerr '51, Harry B. Mc- 
Cracken '51, Paul Revere '53, Cap- 
tain-elect Richard J. Smith '52, 
Harry C. Thompson '51, Hubbard 
Trefts •M. 
Varsfty Sid Letters 

Richard L. Church '53, Roger A. 
Jutras '52, James M. Kelley '51, 
Joseph G. McNealus '51, Alden H. 
Sawyer k 54. 
Sid Numerals 

William W. Fisher 54, Timothy 
G Green '54, Richard B. Marshall 
'54, Barrett C. Nichols '54. 
Varsity Sailing Letters 

Philip C. Bolger '49, commander, 
Fall 1950; Frederick B. Brehob '52, 
Commodore, Spring 1951 ; David F. 
Conrod '51, Paul B. Kenyon '53, 
Floyd W. P. Mundy ni '53, John 
D. Ricker '52, John N. Wisner '53. 
Varsity Sailing- Numerals 

Jonathan Bartlett '53, William II. 
Hartley '53. 
Freshman Sailing Numerals 

William W. Fisfier, James P. 
Gaston, Richard B. Kraus, Samuel 
F. Manning, Alan W. Markel, Don- 
ald" W. Rayment. 

Charles A. Jortberg III '51 was 
awarded an intramural manager's 
letter. Guy T. Emery '53 was elect- 
ed manager of basketball for next 


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Three Athletic Awards 
Given To Bowdoin Men 

Among the many honors heaped 
upon the Bowdoin athletic repre- 
sentatives during the current sea- 
son just completed, there were 
many special individual awards 
given to Bowdoin Athletes. 

Up at Waterville, at the State 
track meet, which the Polar Bear 
tracks ters took from their Maine 
opponents, sophomore Dick Get- 
cheil was awarded the Allan G. 
HUlman Trophy, given annually to 
the performer in the state meet 
who is deemed to be the top per- 
former of the meet. Dick won the 
trophy that his teammate, Don 
Murphy, recently elected team 
captain for the year, won last year 
when he won three events, the 
high jump,' the 120 high hurdle, 
and the 220 low hurdles. Dick 
came up from the frosh of last 
year to gain a stature equal to 
that of Don, and Dick hit his peak 
in terms of total points at this 
meet, taking the low and high 
hurdles events plus the 220 yard 
dash to become Bowdoin's second 
triple winner in as many years of 
state competition and take the 
trophy in virtually .unopposed 

With the subject of breaking 
records on our mind, we turn to 
another great track competitor, 
Bill Seffens, who broke as many 
records in the javelin event as he 
possibly could in the state of 
Maine. The Bowdoin record, 
which he set himself m the 1950 

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Makes A Good Record 
During Recent Season 

The track team journeyed op to 
Waterville for its state meet on 
the Colby track, and it wasn't until 
late in the meet that the o u tc o me 
had been determined. The score of 
the meet was 66 to te*&, Bow- 
doin over Maine with Colby and 
Bates getting less than 10 points 
apiece. Obviously, the latter two 
schools were not considered as 
favorites to cop the title, but 
neither was Bowdoin in most of 
the experts' opinions. 

Although deckled underdogs as 
the meet got underway, the Polar 
Bears came through admirably 
with- all its hopefuls coming 
through, Dick Getcheil took the 
220 dash, the 220 low hurdles, and 
the 120 highs to win 15 points and 
the Allan G. Hillnian trophy, 
emblematic of the outstanding 
performance in the state meet 
each year. 

Don Murphy, last year's triple 
winner and Hillman Trophy 

season with his 198 ft. 3% inch 
toss, was broken again by the 
hard-throwing blonde heaver in 
the Tufts meet with a throw of 
208 feet 10 % inches. The ironic 
note of that performance was that 
Bill threw one that some say 
traveled around 215 feet that day, 
but the wind caught the spear in 
flight and carried it out of the 
boundary line within which the 
javelin must be thrown to be a 
legal toss. 

For his further glory, Bill took, 
part in a little extra-curricular 
track by taking a second place in 
the recent IC4A meet in national 
competition. The sum total of all 
the performances by Bill have 
netted a permanent place in the 
list of Bowdoin track greats for 
the husky lad plus a circled "B," 
issued by Bowdoin athletic author- 
ities to performers who have so 
excelled in their competition, that 
they have earned national and 
nearly unsurpassed recognition as 
athletes at Bowdoin in their 
chosen field of endeavor. Bill's 
IC4A performance won him his 
circled "B." 

In the tennis world, Charlie 
Watson came through as an under- 
dog, defeating the favorite, Ben 
Blanchard of Maine, to become 
the Maine Intercollegiate Singles 
Tennis champion. The top Polar 
Bear doubles team of Watson and 
Captain Ted Noyes also reached 
the finals but were defeated there 
by Peterson and Bird of Maine. 


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Election Of Foot Captains 

awardee, followed Getcheil in the 
hurdles and tied with Ted Lallier 
of Colby for the high jump win. 
Gordie MiUiken, one of the stead- 
iest and consistent winners in the 
100 dash, won as expected, as did 
Bill Seffens in the javelin. Lou 
Wood won the hammer and placed 
second in the shot, and Bill 
Copperthwaite tied for first in the 
pole vault to round out the bigger 

The Polar Bears won the series, 
winning four ball games and los- 
ing two. Maine and Bates Were a 
game behind with three-and-three 
records while Colby was two 
games behind with two wins and 
four losses. Although the Mules 
ended up the cellar dwellers, they 
sported a wm over the champion 
Polar Bears, and it was until the 
Black Bears of Orono came down 
to visit Bates and beat them In the 
last game of the year that Bow- 
doin, having finished its schedule 
had undisputed possession of the 
title. Bates went into this game 
with a three-and-two record, and 
a victory by the Bobcats would 
have put them into a tie with the 
Polar Bears for the title. 

The big man for the Polar Bears 
was their captain-elect, Art Bis- 
hop. Art was the clean-up hitter 
in the Polar Bear lineup, and he 
was the leading hurier with a 6-1 
record including three victories 
against no losses against the 
Maine schools. When not on the 
mound. Art was in right field, and 
he could have played third base 
had the situation demanded. His 
big bat registered a .303 batting 
average, and the big southpaw 
swinger poked out one of three 
home runs hit by Bowdoin bats- 
men this season, Art's coming at 
Colby in a game which saw the 
Bowdoin club coming from behind 
to win, 7-6. 

Freddy Flemming of Juniper, 
•New Brunswick, the ideal example 
of a rawboned kid, could really 
whale that apple. Although his 
Canadian Capers in left field 
suffered occasional lapses, his big 
bat rang out to the tune of .311, 
second only to Bartlett. Fred's a 
sophomore who bats left and 
tosses 'em right. Art's co-starter 
in the pitching program was Jim 
Hebert, a flreballing right-hander, 
who, it was thought at year's out- 
set, would be ineffective due to 
natural wikmess. Jim did havehis 
bad days, but he pitched three ex- 
cellent ball games, 11 innings of 
shutout against Williams, a shut- 
out over Tufts, and a 4-2 ball game 
over Bates for a series win. 

Last but not least is Handy 
Andy Lano, who played every 
minute of every ball game, spend- 
ing most of that time at various 
positions. Prior to the opening of 
the season, he was a catcher; last 
season, he was the regular short- 
stop; he opened this season in left 
field, then he played third base, 
second base, right field, and he 
went back to third base for a 
while, ending up at the keystone 
sack. He also turned in an oc- 
casional relief stint on the mouftid, 
one of them a three-inning job to 
hold Williams in that game start- 
ed by Jim Hebert's 11 inning per- | 

Art Bishop star pitcher, out- 
fielder, and a big man with the 
bat daring the past two seasons 
for Danny MacFaydens basebau- 
ers, was chosen by tea team mates 
to captain the drteadi n g state 
champs lor the 195G season. 
Alumni and f Heads of the cottege 
might well remem b er Art, for it 
was his sturdy frame that many 
of yon saw carrying the mail from 
the fullback position last fall for 
Adam Walsh's football squad. Last 
winter, Art took the season off 
although he was a starter for the 
basketball squad during the 1949- 
50 season, his sophomore year. 

Jack Magee's policy, recently 
formed by the veteran track men- 
tor, that no track captain he elect. 
ed until the end of the it— o* 
when an honorary captain would 
be elected, saw steady competitor 
Don Murphy selected as captain 
for the 1950-51 season recently 
completed. Dob's record is such 
that he has been one of the surest 
and most dependable point getters 
that Jack has had for the past 
two seasons. A high jumper of 
rare qualities, Don has taken that 
event in many important meets in- 
cluding the state meet of 1950 
when he won that event along 
with the 120 high hurdles and the 
220 lows and the Allan G. Hill- 
man Trophy aa the outstanding 
performer of that meet. Tms year, 
he wag equalled in performance by 
the great sophomore hurdler, Dick 
Getcheil, who took the Hillman 
Trophy for this years' state 
champs, but Don was none the less 
effective. He won the high jump 
and made points Jn the hurdles. In 
the Easterns, Don came through to 
win the 120 highs, and he was the 
high scorer in the Tufts meet for 
the Polar Bears with eight points. 

The golf team wound up its sea- 
son by electing Dick Smith to lead 
it through the golf wars next sea- 
son. Dick, slight of build, has been 
a bulwark for the Polar Bear golf 
fortunes, and although the Polar 
Bears were overmatched on oc- 
casions, Dick managed to be as 
consistent as anyone on the squad, 
getting points on practically every, 
occasion. Always a game com- 
petitor, Dick has a smooth swing 
and follow-through that is a sight 
for sore eyes. Despite his slight- 
ness of form, his fluid action gives 
his performance that power need- 
ed foriMves en those ^Icwg holes. 

The tennis squad has chosen 
chunky Rogers Johnson, the lik- 
able three-letter athlete of the 
current year, who will undoubted- 
ly prove a very capable leader for 
the netmen. It was Rog, who was 
chosen as an all-state defensive 
halfback last fall, when Ms con- 
stant behind scrimmage tackles 
coming up fast from his halfback 
spot in the secondary won him 
the recognition hands down. A 
basketball player his sophomore 
year, Rog turned to hockey last 
year, and although he came out 
cold and without experience, his 
eagerness to ptay won him a 
regular defensemen'g job by sea- 
son's end when he overcame his 
slight awkwardness with his spunk 
plus expert handling and instruc- 
tion by Coach Danny MacFayden. 

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Sills Sees Need For Faith 

[Continued from fnf * 7] 

•ny other of the great democratic 
•tat«B, would for a moment permit 
auch public questioning of high 
■military and governmental lead- 
**»? Whether such a proceeding is 
*toe or not need not trouble us 
here; but it surely ought to give 
Us some confidence in democracy 
when we realize that we have not 
been afraid of having revealed pol- 
icies and plans that in every other 
nation on the face of the globe 
would be regarded as top secret. 

"Politics has entered in, of 
course, for that is part of the price 
democracy always has to pay. But 
think of the service the great news- 
papers of our country have per- 
formed in placing before their read- 
ers day after day and week after 
week the testimony of all those 
called. The very fact that there is 
not agreement demonstrates the 
Power of democracy not to fear op- 
Posing opinions. So this investiga- 
tion, cumbersome in so many ways 
« it Jiaa been, is a proof of the ul- 
timate faith in democracy of the 
American people. And there would 
he some gain if, as such a symbol, 
it would be more generally re- 

A Lift for the World 

"What a lift the world would 
have If there could be a renewal 
and revival of faith, not merely in 
the United Nations but in the prin- 
ciples that lie behind that still 
hopeful organization. Whether it 
be regarded as a step toward even- 
tual world government, as some 
idealists desire, or whether, more 
practically, it be looked upon as a 
policy of cooperation, its useful- 
ness is too great for the world will- 
ingly to allow it to die. 

"As one looks over the history of 
the nations it has been the unhap- 
py emphasis on nationalism of one 
sort or another that has inevitably 
led to disputes and plunged coun- 
try after country into war. The 
roots of nationalism go very deep 
and cannot be readily torn up; but 
the very fact that there is an or- 
ganization which' is actuated by 
cooperation and that tries to over- 
come exaggerated nationalism is 
still a sign of faith and deserves 
support. One need not minimize the 
present difficulties such as the ex- 
asperating use of the veto by a 
recaldtant power, nor need one 
overlook the necessity of opposing 
aggression, perhaps through sueff 
means as the Atlantic Pact and 
Pan American Union, to realize the 
service that is rendered by the very 

fact that the United Nations exists. 
"The problems immediately be- 
fore the world must be solved by a 
combination of understanding and 
patience and firmness. We should 
try, I think, to realize the neces- 
sity of looking at things from the 
other fellow's point of view, even 
if we cannot understand what he is 

"If somehow firmly and clearly 
the uncooperative nations could be 
made to learn that their policy has 
been all wrong, that if they had 
only worked in harmony with the 
rest of the world, not only we but 
they would be so much wiser and 
happier, how different the situation 
today would be. Much of our 
trouble comes, of course, from the 
thought that one nation must dom- 
inate the world. May the good Lord 
deliver us from making the same 
mistake that Russia in her arro- 
gance makes: we must not think 
that American democracy should 
necessarily and immediately pre- 
vail from West to East. 

Support for United Nations 

"If we could only recover belief 
in the power of the right ideas; if, 
from one end of the nation to the 
other, there were clearly present' 
in overwhelming force the feeling 
that we must all work to support, 
to strengthen and to extend the 
power of the United Naions; if in- 
sead of cyncism and defeatism we 
could substitute patience and un- 
derstanding and faith, we might 
be more on the way to peace than 
we can possibly imagine. The effect 
would be 'what always happens 
when there is a real rallying about 
a great idea or a great cause, and 
in that uplift we should have the 
satisfaction of realizing that united 
effort can bring united results. 

Shift of Emphasi* Needed 
"When we consider our own gov- 
ernment we find that too much 
stress altogether is now being put 
on its own weaknesses and failures, 
so that many doubt the very essen- 
tial power of democracy itself. We 


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need to shift our emphasis. Our 
Puritan ancestors in times of fam- 
ine and hardship used to make it a 
practise to count their blessings. 
What a truly wonderful thing it 
would be if we could follow their 
example and give our testimony to 
those things that are right with 
our world. 

"Someone has suggested that it 
would be an interesting experiment 
if the Kefauver investigating com- 
mittee could be instituted to gather 
together examples of good govern- 
ment, of good administration, of 
law-abiding citizenry. Whenever a 
very bad things happens in a com- 
munity we are very liable to lose 
our balance and to think, for ex- 
ample, that our town is run by evil 
people, or that our state "is in the 
control of gangsters. We need more 
faith, not only to dispel the gloom 
but to make it clear to the genera- 
tion coming on the scene that, 
while undoubtedly there are clouds 
and dark days ahead, the sun does 

of Belief 

"Such renewal and revival of 
faith cannot really take place un- 
less we examine again the bases of 
our belief. When a distinguished 
soldier remarked a few years ago 
that the ultimate solution of inter- 
national problems was theological, 
he meant that it made all the dif- 
ference in the world whether you 
regard every human being as a 
child of God or as a mere automat- 

"If we believe he is a child of 
God we must believe in the dignity 
of the individual; that is why there 
is an essential difference between 
Christianity and democracy on the 
one hand, and atheism and com- 
munism on the other. That is why 
there is such a difference in the 
relation of the individual to the 
state. When the state is all, then 
the individual does not count If 
every citizen is but a pa\yn moved 
by some superior power to do its 
will, there can be, of course, ac- 
cumulated power, but power with- 

out spiritual incentive behind it. 
All the rights of the individual 
through freedom of speech, free- 
dom of franchise, freedom of the 
press, freedom of assembly, are 
really bound up in what you think 
of the individual. 

Relation of the Individual 

"I have been considering one of 
the most difficult of all philosoph- 
ical and governmental questions, 
namely, the relation of the individ- 
ual to society, and expressing the 
belief that we must have more faith 
in the fundamental idea that every 
single being on the face of the 
globe is a child of God, an individ- 
ual to be treated with dignity. That 
faith means that behind humanity 
there is God who has faith in hu- 
manity, and it is well to look at 
this whole problem of the revival 
and ^renewal of faith from this an- 
gle. What would happen if a fam- 
ily had no faith in its children, or 
if a college had no faith in its 
graduates, or if a country had no 
faith in its citizens? The present 

confusion and chaos of the world 
would be but as a drop in the buc- 
ket to a world without such faith: 
Still Meals To Cherish 

"It is, then, a vivid and sincere 
revival and renewal of faith that 
we need so much today. Such a 
movement would do much to rid 
us of the cheap and the tawdry and 
the vulgar; it would sweep away 
the clever and cynical interprets- 


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the flotsam and jetsam on the sur- 
face but that muddy the waters 
and tangle the propellors and im- 
pede the progre ss of the Ship of 
State. If youth can be persuaded 
that behind the current confusion 
and uncertainty there are still 
things to hold to. still ideal to cher- 
ish, still faith to inspire us, we can 
echo Lincoln's words spoken like 

the present at a time of great na- 
tional peril: 
'Let us have Faith that Right 

makes might and in that Eaith 
let us to the end dare to do our ' 

duty as we understand it, 
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NO. 9 

Bay State Sends Most Men 
To Large Frosh Class 

Final registration figures show 
that the Class of '55 is one of the 
largest freshmen classes ever to 
enter Bowdoin. 

Although the final figure 218 
was somewhat short of last year's 
entering class, it still ranks high- 
er than many recorded in the past 
several years. The near record 
number, 39 short of last year's 
high total, is very encouraging to 
college officials in light of the un- 
certain manpower conditions. 

Among the total of the 218 
freshmen, two thirds come from 
Massachusetts and Maine. This 
year Massachusetts sent 80 men 
to Bowdoin, while 62 came from 
Maine, giving the Bay State the 
honor of having sent the most men 
to the Class of '55. 

Other states sending large 
freshmen delegation are New 
York with 15; New Jersey with 13, 
Connecticut with 10, and New 
Hampshire with 9. 

The northeastern states were 
not the only ones to enter fresh- 
men. California, Illinois, Indiana, 
and Michigan among others sent 
one or more freshmen to Bowdoin. 
In addition there is one member 
each of the Class of '55 from 
Argentina, Canada, Haiti, Switzer- 
land, Thailand, and Venezuela. 

Also entering Bowdoin this* fall 
are 9 transfer students, 4 who are 
entering as sophomores, while 5 
have registered with a junior rat- 
ing. .New members of the Class of 
1954 are: Richard Dale, Ohio 
State; Richard A. Foley. Maine 
Maritime Academy; Edwin P. 
Leonard III. Harvard; and Rich- 
ard E. Little, Newton Junior Col- 
lege. Those joining the Class of 
1953 are: Douglas A. Chalmers, 
Illinois; Francis M. DiBiase, Bos- 
ton College; George R. Dunn, New 
Hampshire; Robert iN. Gilley, Ver- 
mont Junior College; and Philip 
G. Palmer, Gordon College. 

A total of 34 freshmen are the 
sons of men who attended Bow- 
doin. These sons are: William C. 
Allen, Haliburton L. Avery, 
Charles E. Berry Jr., Lloyd O. 
Bishop, Robert C. Burr, James C. 
Caliendo, Charles S. Christie, Rus- 
sell B. Crowell, Nathan D. Cush- 
man, James L. Doherty, Roger C. 
Farmer, John B. Goodrich, George 

A. Harvey, Melvin E. Hodgkins, 
Burns B. and John R. Hovey, 
Denis W. King, Charles R. Morrill, 
Clyde E. Nason Jr., J. Wilfred 
Parent II, Locing G. Pratt, Wil- 
liam M. Reagan, Joseph Y. Rogers, 
Mark E. Savage, Harold S. Skel- 
ton, Wallace A. Stoneman, Robert 
G. Stubbs, William G. Thalheimer. 
Robert W. Vose, Donald Walton 
Jr.. G. Curtis Webber 2nd. Rupert 

B. White, David L Wies, and Ken- 
neth P. Winter. 

Members of th freshmen class 
have received over 35 prerrtatricii- 
lation scholarships. Winners of the 

Sills Picks Committee 
To Choose Successor 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills of 
Bowdoin College announced on 
September 26 that, acting under 
Instructions given him by the Gov- 
erning Boards of the College at 
Commencement last June, he has 
appointed a special committee, con- 
sisting of three Trustees and three 
Overseers, which will be charged 
with considering the matter of his 
successor and reporting to the 
Boards at a later date. 

Chairman of the group will be 
Earle S. Thompson, of the Class of 
1914, of New York City, a member 
of the Board of Trustees. Mr. 
Thompson is President of the We^t 
Penn Electric Company and Chair- 
man of Bowdoin's Finance Com- 
mittee. Also representing the Trus- 
tees will be Melvin T. Copeland. of 
the Class of 1906, of Annisquam, 
Massachusetts, Professor of Mar- J 
keting at the Harvard Business ! 
School and Chairman of the Exam- | 
ing Committee of the Boards; and j 
Charles A. Cary, of the Class of 
1910, of Wilmington. Delaware, 
Vice President of the duPont Com- 
pany and Chairman of the College 
Sesquicentennial Committee. 

Representing the Board of Over- 
seers will be Philip G. Clifford. Es- 
quire, of the Class of 1903. of Port- 
land, senior member of the Board : 
William E. Lunt. of the Class of 
1904, Professor of History at Hav- 
erford College, and a member of 
the Committee on Educational 
Policy; and John L. Baxter, of the 
Class of 1916, of Brunswick, mem- 
ber of the packing firm of H. C. 
Baxter, and Brother and of the 
College Visiting Committee. Either 
the Chairman or any member of 
the group will be glad to receive 
suggestions made by alumni, fac- 
ulty members and other friends of 
the College. 

President Sills, who became 
President of Bowdoin on May 14. 
1918, had served as Acting Presi- 
dent during the previous year, and 
was Dean of the College from 1910 
to 1917. A graduate in the Class of 
1901, he returned to the campus in 
1906 as Adjunct Professor of Latin. 
He announced at the Commence- 
ment Dinner in June 1951 that he 
would retire in 1952, when Bow- 
doin will have celebrated the 150th 
anniversary of her opening in Sep- 
tember, 1802. . 

four State of Maine Scholarships 
are David R, Anderson, Philip W. 
C'ummings, George L. Hinds, and 
Paul F. D. Porter. Those receiving 
Bowdoin Scholarships are Richard 
P. Hopley, Robert E. Walsh, Neil 
Alter, and Frank J. Scalera. 

Winner of John Johnston 
Scholarship is Gerard L. Dube 
while David S. Hamilton has been 
awarded the Bowdoin Fathers' 

Those receiving Alumni Fund 
Scholarships for the full college 
year are: Harold W. Anthony, 
William K. Cale. Arthur R. Cecel- 
ski, Philip S. Day, Donald L. 
Henry, John H. Higgins, Hugh 
Huleatt, Dimitri T. Jeon, David G. 
Lavender, Frank A. Metz Jr., 
Richard C. Roberts, James J, 
Sacco, David B. Starkweather, 
Joseph J. Tecce, David L. Wies, 
Andrew W. Williamson III, and 
Kenneth P. Winter. 

Those receiving Alumni Fund 
Scholarships for the first semester 
are: Lloyd O. Bishop, Whitmore 
B. Garland, George A. Harvey, 
Robert F. Hinckley, William L. 
Kimball, John T. Mason, Guy R. 
Sturgeon, Robert K. Sturgeon, and 
Donald C. Walton Jr. 

The various fraternity houses 
have just about completed their 
pledging program. Following is a 
list of freshmen who have been 
pledged "thus far. 

Alpha Delta Phi 
James Anwyll Jr., James E. 
Baillie, Peter Z. Budkeley, Charles 
S. , Christie, Robert C. Delaney, 
Anthony L. Fujnell, George L 
Hynes, Charles M. Janson-La- 
Palme, Jose G. Loperena, David 
G. Lavender, William E. .Nieman 

I'm Upsilon 

David R. Anderson, Harold W. 
Anthony, Haliburton L. Avery, 
Louis J. Benoit, Lloyd O. Bishop, 
Sumner E. Burdett, Richard M. 
Catalerno, Arthur R. Cecelski, 
Forrest R. Cook Jr., Benjamin A. 
Currier Jr., Nathan D. Cusman, 
Philip S. Day, Ronald R. English, 
Clark E. George, William E. 
George, Frederich E. Goddard, 
Wallace R. Harper Jr., Peter B. 
Hetherington, John S. Marr, David 
W. Morse, Douglas L. Morton, 
John P. North, Loring G. Pratt, 
Harold S. Skelton Jr., Guy R. 
Sturgeon R. Keith Sturgeon. 
Chi Pal 

Charles E. Berry Jr., Peter T. 
Coley. Roger C. Farmer, John B. 
Goodrich, George A. Harvey, Rich- 
ard P. Hopely, William E. Sonia 
Jr., William G. Thalheimer, Rob- 
ert H. Trask Jr.. Wallace A. Stone- 
man, H. James Williams III, Rob- 
ert K. Windsor. 

Delta Kappa Epsflon 

Richard L Carleton, Hugh 
Courteol, James L. Doherty. 
George W. Graham, ■ R. Bardwell 
Heavens, John H. Higgins, Lester 
R. Jones Jr., T. Ward Kennedy, 
Frank A. Metz, Vincent M. Mc- 
Evoy, Mark E. Savage, Richard 
Stimets, Rupert B. White, David 
R. Wood, Robert W. Vose. 
Theta Delta Chi 

Frederick S. Bartlett. Robert C. 
Burr, Roland R. DiLeone, William 
W. Douglass Jr., Whitmore B. 
Garland, John D. Gignac, David 
L. Conkey, Hugh Huleatt, Charles 
R. Herrmann, Edward M. Hay, J. 
Raymond Morant, Frank Paul, J. 
Parker Scott, Howard A. Stark, 
Harvey B. Stephens, Francis P. 
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The End Of D. U. 

"Fraternities definitely condone and encourage racial and 
religious prejudice," wrote Editor Richard P. Davis '49 in an 
editorial appearing in the ORIENT on April 27, 1949. Unfor- 
tunately we at Bowdoin have witnessed, a clear, tangible proof 
of the truth of this statement. The only addition we could make 
to Davis' generalization now, in the light of our recent experi- 
ence, is that fraternities also will actively discourage any oppo- 
sition to that undemocratic doctrine. The experience referred 
to is of course the activity of the National Organization of Delta 
Upsilon culminating in the resignation from the National of the 
Bowdoin Chapter. 

Once priding itself on its democratic policies this fraternity 
boasted that it was non-secret, that it had no discriminatory 
clauses in its constitution, and that membership in its organiza- 
tion was open to "any duly enrolled male student" on the basis 

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Delta Club Replaces Bowdoin DU 
In Revolt At Secret Race Pojicy 

President Of Upsala 
At 2nd Sunday Chapel 

Dr. Evald B. Lawson, speaking 
in chapel last Sunday, October 7, 
told how the views of an unpopu- 
lar minority were often more valid 
than those of the majority. 

Student Council Plans 
Freshman Orientation 
Meeting Thurs. Eve. 

At its first meeting of the year, 
held last Monday afternoon in the 
Moulton Union, the Student Coun- 
cil made plans for the coming year 
and discussed a number of topics 
ranging from plans for the WintCT 
Houseparty to the recent action 
taken by the Bowdoin Chapter of 
Delta Upsilon. 

A great deal of the discussion at 
the meeting centered around ways 
and means of enforcing the fresh- 
men traditions. Although the coun- 
cil members seemed to feel that 
this was the responsibility of the 
individual houses, they also agreed 
that the Student Council should 
lend its support. In short, it was 
concluded that there would be a 
general meeting of all freshmen in 
Memorial Hall on Thursday eve- 
ning at 8:15 at which time the pur- 
poses of the traditions will be ex- 
plained, the cheerleaders will teach 
the freshmen the cheers and Prof. 
Tillotson will help them to learn 
the College songs. 

At the meetings to be held in the 
houses this evening, a vote will be 
taken to find out if the houses are 
in favor of continuing the present 
Foster Parent Plan now in opera- 
tic As it operated last year, each 
fraternity pays fifteen dollars, the 
sum total of which supports a 
child in Europe for one year. The 
Council has received a letter from 
a European child who was given 
financial support by the under- 
graduates and this letter is repro- 
duced, as it was written: 
"Dear Parents, 

Here near to thank I you very 
much for the money, that I have 
to receive. Also of my parents 
here very much thank I, have now 
had much to fish and to swim and 
with my mother out upon the bike. 
I go also to great for a camp. I 
find the much fun and had then 
also very please me to go. Our boy 
scouts go to the Jamboree, more 
that can not, my parents his poor 
and also there not money is, can 
you not travel. Upon our bike and 

150th Academic Year 
Opened By President 
In First Chapel Speech 

In his address at the owning 
of the 150th academic year at 
Bowdoin College last Wednesday, 
President Kenneth CM. Sills call- 
ed attention to the fact that our 
colleges are still facing many un- 

"If it is wrong to think that 
war is inevitable," he said, "It is 
folly to think of it as impossible. 
We are likely to be on the brink 
of war for some years yet_ Per- 
sonally, I believe every month 
passed without the outbreak of 
armed conflict on even a larger 
our defenses; that is why so much 
gained. But since we cannot fol- 
low the mind of the Kremlin we 
must not for a moment let down 
our defenses; that is why so much 
will be demanded of college men 
in the next few years, either be- 
cause the present Selective Ser- 
vice law will still be in force or 
succeeded by Universal Military 
Training. Yet despite the necessity 
of keeping prepared it is not a 
sign of weakness to pray and work 
for peace, particularly through 
the United Nations, any more than 
it is a sign of weakness for a 
patient to resort to every possible 
kind of treatment to stave off the 
necessity of a serious, perhaps 
fatal, operation. 

"The situation in which the col- 
leges find themselves makes it de- 
sirable ^o call attention to ^the 
probability that the old four-year 
collegfl^with a gradual and sensible 
progression from freshman to 
sophomore to junior to senior year 
with a long summer vacation is 
probably on its way out. There are 
many signs of the transitional 
period through which we are pass- 
ing. Harvard is studying a way to 
reduce the time in college from 
four years to three. Grants from 
the Ford Foundation to three or 
four different colleges provide that 
selective groups of sixteen year 
old boys taken from the junior 
year in high school and admitted 

go to best, we picnic in the country to college be academically segre- 

and I is grand and so have we still 
a holiday. I will now to finish with 
very much thank of my parents 
and my self for the money. Now 
Good-bey from Arnold Buld" 

The Council also discussed the 
action of the Delta Upsilon Chap- 
ter, severing their ties with their 
National, and the following state- 
ment was issued: "The Student 
Council, acting as the representa- 
tive of the Bowdoin undergraduate 
body, recognizes the former Delta 
Upsilon Chapter at Bowdoin as a 
local fraternity enjoying the same 
rights and privileges of other Bow- 
doin fraternities, approving their 
rights as individuals to do as they 
see fit." 

At this meeting the Council also 
voted to hold a dance in the gym- 
nasium on the night of the Bates 
game. The date of the Winter 
Houseparty will be settled by vote 
of the houses. 

Dr. Evald B. Lawson 

Dr. Lawson, a graduate of Up- 
sala and the Augustana Theologi- 
cal Seminary and President of Up- 
sala since 1938, used as a basis of 
his sermon Ibsen's, "Enemy of the 
People". He mentioned that this 
play showed that the misinformed 
majority often opposes those who 
are actually in the right. He added 
that the Disciples and Jesus were 
among those unjustly criticized. 
The choir sang "Hymn of Youth," 
by Sibelius, with words by Dr. 

26 Students Appointed 
New R.O.T.C. Officers 

Col. Walter H. Kennett, Profes- 
sor of Military Science and Tac- 
tics at Bowdoin College, has an- 
nounced the appointment of twen- 
ty-syt cadet officers in the ROTC 
Senior Division at the College. 

Named as Cadet Majors are 
John L. Ivers of Reading. Mass., 
and Philip W. Siekman. Jr. '53 of 
Allentown, Penna. Ivers- received 
ommendat ion from the Army Chief 
commendation from the Army 
Chief of Transportation for out- 
standing work in the ROTC Sum- 
mer Camp at Fort Eustis, Va., this 
past summer, while Siekman serv- 
ed as a student instructor on the 
campus, working with men enroll- 
ed in the basic ROTC course dur- 
ing the summer trimester. 

Named as Cadet Captains are: 
Donald A. Carman '52, Needham, 
Mass.; Richard A Hall '52. Houl- 
ton; James E. Herrick Jr. '53, Bai- 
ley Island; George A Johnston '52, 
Everett. Mass.; Ronald A. Lander 
'52, New Bedford, Mass.; Joseph 
R. Levesque '53, Brunswick; 
Vaughan A. Walker Jr. '52, Island 
Falls; Daniel W. Fickett *52, 

£ Continued on Page 4 ] 

gated, to see how at the end of 
three or four years the experiment 
will turn out. In November there 
is to be a meeting in New York of 
the heads of various colleges to 
discuss similar plans. I am not a 
prophet or the son of a prophet 
and I have guessed wrong several 
times; but I am quite suae that 
the statements I made at alumni 
meetings last year and this -spring 
in the President's annual report 
have been confirmed by what is 
happening all over the country at 
the present time. Change is clear- 
ly the slogan of the day, and if- 
such radical changes as are here 
outlined come about let us not 
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Four Musical Recitals 
Held During Summer 

Four musical recitals were held j 
at Bowdoin College during the sec- j 
ond semester of the recent sum- 
mer session. 

Professor Frederic Tillotson J 
opened the series with a piano re- | 
cital in Memorial Hall on August 
14. His program was well-balanced, 
beginning with a group of three 
Scarlatti sonatas and moving up 
through Chopin and Rachmanin- 
off. Memorial Hall was filled to 
capacity with an enthusiastic audi- 

On August 22, Berkley Peabody 
'50 presented an organ recital in 
the college chapel. His program 
consisted largely of works of Bach, ; 
interspersed with a sonata by 
Rheinberger and three Franck 
chorales. , 

The following evening, Frederick 
Weidner, '50, tenor, accompanied 
on the piano by Berkley Peabody, 
gave a recital in the Moulton Un- 
ion Lounge. He sang many selec- 
tions, ranging in era from the 
Baroque through the Modern. 

Finally, on September 12, a com- 
bination student recital-Summer 
Glee Club concert took place in 
Memorial Hall. The program fea- 
tured two teen-aged piano pupils 
of Professor Tillotson, Albert and I 
Gerard Bellerose. Also on the pro- j 
gram were various Bowdoin Col- j 
lege instrumentalists; and the ' 
Summer Glee Club, which closed j 
the program, was preceded by a 
vocal quartet from the Club. 

Year Of Suspension Ends 
As Convention Tables Issue 

After ten months, twenty-on/e days, and two hours of suspen- 
sion by the National Organization of Delta Upsilon, the Bowdoin 
Chapter voted unanimously to sever their national ties and form 
a loeal fraternity to be called, for 

Wriston Of Brown To Speak 
Here James Bowdoin Day 

The speaker for James Bowdoin 
Day. October 17, 1951. will be Dr. 
Henry M. Wriston, President of 
Brown University. 

James Bowdoin Day was in- 
stituted in 1941 to accord recog- 
nition to those undergraduates 
who distinguish themselves in 
scholarship. The exercises consist 
of- the announcement of awards, 
the presentation of books, a re- 
sponse by an undergraduate, and 
an address. 

The James Bowdoin Scholar- 
ships, carrying no stipend, are 
awarded to undergraduates who 
have completed two semesters' 
work, in recognition of a high 
average in their courses to date 
or of superior work in their major 
departments. A book is presented 
to every undergraduate who has 
maintained an "A" record through- 
out two consecutive semesters. 

Dr. Wriston has been active in 
a number of organizations con- 

cerned with education, serving as 
president of the North Central As- 
sociation of Colleges and Second- 
ary Schools and the Association 
of American Colleges. He is now 
a trustee and member of the ex- 
ecutive committee of the Carnegie 
Foundation for the Advancement 
of Teaching and recently complet- 
ed a term on the executive com- 
mittee of the American Council 
on Education. 

In 1947 he was made honorary 
commander of the Order of the 
British Empire and in 1948 became 
a fellow of the American Academy 
of Arts and Sciences. His most 
recent office was president of the 
American Association of Univer- 
sities to which he was elected in 
the fall of 1948. retiring in De- 
cember 1950. 

Dr. Wriston is also the rpHpient 
of fifteen honorary degrees, and 
a well-known author. 

purposes of identification, the Del 
ta Club of Bowdoin. 

In a letter sent to alumni, the 
National, the other chapters and 
the press the Delta Club has stated 
that it "has taken this step as a 
direct result of the decision of the 
General Fraternity,, made at the 
Convention of the Fraternity at 
Ann 'Arbor, Michigan, in Septem- 
ber of this year, to retain in its 
constitution the provision that 'any 
duly enrolled male student .' -. . 
may become a member — , while at 
the same time making it clear that 
the pledging or initiation of any 
student of negro blood will be con - 
red an u^raternal act render- 
" jb (3jppter Involved subject 
Sperifiog and punishment at 
ndltolVhe General Frater- 

This action on the part of the 
Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
came also as the result of almost a 
year of suspension filled with meet- 
ings, hearings, and endless discus- 
sion aimed at settling .the matter 
within the fraternity. All of this 
activity concerned the establish- 
ment and definition of what the 
policy of that fraternity is or 
should be. 

The Bowdoin Chapter took a 
constitutional stand, arguing from 
that position and complying with 
every legitimate order of the Na- 
tional Fraternity, beginning with' 
the demand of November 6, 1950,- 
that the Bowdoin Chapter refrain 
from initiating until further no- 
tice. According to the history pf 
the fraternity set forth in the 
Delta Upsilon Manual, Delta Up- 
silon originated at Williams Col- 
lege in 1834 with the aim of set- 
ting up a new kind of fraternity. 
Of these earliest beginnings the 
Delta Upsilon Manual has this to 
say: "In marked contrast to exist- 
ing forms, these students openly 
published their constitution and 

nal activity", the national organi- 
zation referred to what it called 
fraternity policy as set in the Con- 
ventions of 1946, 1947, and 1949. 
This policy arose out of discussion 
over the initiation, at that time, of 
a negro student by the Bowdoin 
Chapter. Although no action was- 
taken by the National to nullify 
that initiation, the Trustees issued 
a resolution urging the initiate in 
question to withdraw "for the wel- 
fare of the fraternity." In spite of 
the fact that no discriminatory 
amendments were passed.the ma- 
jority of the uninstructed dele- 
gates expressed the opinion that 
they would not, if they had the 
power, allow negroes ty the- frater- 
nity. They also voted against any' 1 
amendment to the constitution ex-" 
pressly barring negroes. 

When the Convention convened 
in Ann Arbor early this Septem- 
ber, it became apparent that no 
definite decision would be made. 
An amendment was proposed by 
the Williams Chapter which was 
intended to sample undergraduate 
opinion. The amendment, proposing 
that all negroes be barred from 
the fraternity, was defeated by a 
unanimous vote. On the question 
of tabling further discussion of the 
matter until the next convention, 
to be held next summer, 39 voted 
for and 22 against With five ab- 
stentions. As a result of this vote 
the Board of Directors assumed 
that the majority of undergrad- 
uates were in favor of the official 
policy of the National based on 
the three conventions mentioned 

Once back in Brunswick the 
members of the Bowdoin Chapter, 
at a meeting held on September 
27, decided that the vote at the 
convention meant that the nation- 
al intended to "say one thing pub- 
licly and do the opposite secretly ", 

thus violating the principles of 

their fraternity as they understood 

T^T" £fSSL£2L!££ them: not only by acting as a dis- 

criminatory fraternity but also by 

Administration Backs 
Local Autonomy Rights 

The recent decision by the Bow- 
doin Chapter of Delta Upsilon to 
Sever affiliations with the nation- 
al organization has provoked 
statements by both President Sills 
and Dean Kendrick. 

"I believe," said Dean Kendrick, 
"that if a local chapter desires 
to initiate any man who has been 
accepted for admission by the Col- 
lege, the local chapter should not 
be prevented from doing so by 
the national organization. Bow- 
doin +ias not required that dis- 
criminatory clauses, where they 
already exist, should be removed 
in order to insure continued re- 
cognition on the campus, because 
the College realizes that the local 
chapters, even though they desir- 
ed, might not be able to effect 
such a changp* Neither does the 
College have any thought of com- 
pelling any fraternity to accept 
into membership any student of 
the .College. However, when the 
local chapter itself desires to take 
in a regular student of the Col- 
lege, I believe that the national 
organization should certainly al- 
low to the local chapter its full 
freedom in this connection if there 
are no constitutional provisions to 
the contrary. 

"I believe the principles of a 
fraternity, which is subordinate to 
the College, should be no narrower 
than the principles adhered to by 
the College, just as the principles 
governing the College should be 
no narrower than those governing 
the country to which, in turn, the 
College is subordinate. Such an ex- 
periment as that now in question 
may or may not be a major con- 
tribution toward the solution of 
the broad principles involved, but 
it certainly seems unfortunate if 
a national fraternity cannot allow 
its local chapter the freedom to 
choose its own membership." 

President Sills, away at the 
time of the incident, was reached 
for comment by a long-distance 
telephone call. 

President Sills, when asked for 
comment on the action by the 
Bowdoin chapter of Delta Upsilon, 
said, "It is the policy of the Col- 
lege to leave such things as this 
in the hands of the fraternity con- 
cerned. In this case, however, I 
do not see how the chapter could 
have done anything else." 

Poll On Class of '55 
Reveals Rush Tactics 
Of Fraternities Sound 

Bowdoin has long prided itself 
in the system that is used for rush- 
ing freshmen into fraternities dur- 
ing their first week at college, and 
it has generally been considered 
satisfactory in the past since most 
of the houses have remained on an 
equal level and since about 95*^ 
of the freshmen have joined frater- 

This year, however, there seems 
to be an unusually large number 
that have not joined, some purely 
because they didn't choose to, oth- 
ers because they were not given 
bids. Since this year's class is even 
smaller than last year's, the poll- 
ing of freshmen at random was 
taken in order to attempt to find 
some weakness in the system or 
to find the reason for the small 
average number in the fraternity 

"The ^system has more good 
points than bad. ' offered one inde- 
pendent freshman. "Although some 
houses were slightly artificial in 
their hospitality, the attention 
showered on the new students was 
most helpful," he continued. He 
added that the whole plan was 
generally good for college spirit, 
"since most of the houses were 
kept at an even level." He contin- 
ued that he had exercised his privi- 
lege to visit all of the houses on 
campus. ' 

His own personal circumstances 
were also disoussed openly as he 
explained that he shied away from 
the "drinking parties" popular 
with most fraternities. "I came to 
Bowdoin to study, to get my edu- 
cation as soon as possible. Al- 
though there was one house I 
would have appreciated getting a 
bid from, I have other interests 
which will use most of my time." 

Another freshman thought that 
an orientation smoker on the first 
Saturday at which rushing advice 
could be given would be a feasible 
solution for solving many of the 
confusing first-week problems. 

A third freshman, who had 
pledged on his first evening at 
Bowdoin, explained that he had be- 
come acquainted with his frater- 
nity during a trip to the campus 
last spring as a sub-freshman. 
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and ideas. . . . Merit and only merit 
became the slogan of the move- 

The officials of the National Or- 
ganization made their ideas clear 
in a series of charges whichy ac- 
companied the decree of suspen- 
sion and more clearly still at a 
hearing held in New York City 
on January 13, 1951. Charging the 
Bowdoin Chapter with "Unfrate r- 

Kendrick Urges Sense 
In Initiation Activities 

acting in this manner by virtue of 
a secret 'gentleman's agreement'. 
After reaching this conclusion they 
voted unanimously to' withdraw 
from the National Organization 
and to form a local one which 
would follow the constitution and 
ideals of Delta Upsilon "unsullied 
by secret, undemocratic agree- 

As a result of the accelerated 
calendar this fall and in the light 
of the discussion at the meeting of 
fraternity presidents and advisers 
last Friday, the College has laid 
down the following regulations 
concerning initiation activities: 

1. Fraternities may hold their 
initiations at such dates as they 
find most desirable. 

2. The Coljege does not recog- 
nize so-called "Hell Week'Mn any 
way and College engagements will 
be scheduled without regard to in- 
itiation activities. 

3. No initiation activities may be 
planned which involve conflict or 
probable conflict with college ac- 
tivities. Fraternity presidents are 
expected to see that plans conform 
to this principle. 

4. Freshmen may not be called 
upon to perform any tasks which 
involve risks of physical injury, 
violation of the law, or damage to 
property or to the reputation of 
the College. 

5. No live animals are to be used 
in connection with initiation activ- 

The College desires very strong- 
ly, especially this .year when the 
time is short, that the fraternities 
make every effort to make the 
initiation process a constructive 
one so far as the freshmen are con- 
cerned and the fraternity officers 
are expected to take the responsi- 
bility of acquainting themselves 
with any activities connected with 

(signed) Nathaniel C. Kendrick 

Dorm Proctors For 
Fall Semester Chosen 

The dormitory proctors for the 
fall semester are Roger W. Sulli- 
van '52 and John L. Ivers '52, Hyde 
Hall; Charles H. Bennett "52 and 
Paul J. Spillane '51, Maine Hall: 
Hugh H. Pillsbury '52 and Merle 
R. Jordan '52, Appleton Hall; 
Rogers W. Johnson '52 and John 
C. Phillips '52, Moore Hall; Roger 
A. Welch '52 and Richard J. Smith 
'52. Winthrop HalL William H. 
Hazen '52 will replace Spillane in 
the Spring. 

Many Faculty Members 
Awarded Higher Posts 

A number of promotions and ad- 
ditions in the ranks of the College 
faculty have been announced by 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills, fol- 
lowing action by the Governing 
Boards of the College at their re- 
cent meetings. 

Burton W. Taylor becomes Pro- 
fessor of Sociology. He has been at 
Bowdoin since 1940 and Associate 
Professor since 1946. He is Presi- 
dent of the Maine Welfare Asso- 

There are two new Associate 
Professors. Nathan Dane II in 
Classics, and Lawrence S. Hall in 
English. Both Bowdoin graduates, 
they began their teaching at' the 
College in 1946. 

The appointment of John Pat- 
rick de Cormelie Day as Assistant 
Professor of Philosophy was an- 
nounced in February. Now Visit- 
ing Professor at Yale, he will be- 
gin his work at Bowdoin in Aug- 

James Warren Fowle, A.M., will 
be Lecturer in Art and Acting Cur- 
ator of the Museum of Fine Arts 
during 1951-52, while Assistant 
Professor Albert Sutherland Roe 
is in England on a Fulbright grant. 
A Williams graduate, Mr. Fowle 
holds his A.M. from Harvard, 
where he has been Teaching Fel- 
low in Fine Arts since 1949. 

There is one appointment to an 
endowed chair; Athern Park Dag- 
gett becoming William Nelson 
Cromwell Professor of Constitu- 
tional and International Law and 
Government. Orren Chalmer Hor- 
mell becomes DeAlva Stanwood 
Alexander Professor of Govern- 
ment and Director of the Bureau 
of Municipal Research, Emeritus. 
Professor Frederic Erie Thornlay 
Tillotson, of the Music Depart- 
ment, will be on sabbatical leave 
for the fall semester, but will be in 
Brunswick and will carry on his 
work with the Glee Club. 

Christopher Blake, a graduate of 
St. Andrews University in Scotland 
where he received his MA. degree 
in June 1950, with first class hon- 
ors in Philosophy and Economics, 
has joined the staff as Teaching 
Fellow in Philosophy. 

Robert W. Winter is a new In- 
structor in History. Mr. Winter 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 







150th Academic Year 

{Continued From Page 1] 
f °rget that terms and schedules, 
semesters and curricula, marks 
and honors, are only the mechanics 
01 a college education, and that 
whether t*w eottcg* imm be fwr 
years or three the thing to em- 
phasize is the real purpose of a 
liberal education to prepare for 
life and not for merely making a 

"It is also well to call attention 
to the general distress caused by 
the revelations of bribery in bas- 
ketball, of cheating in foothall 
squads and other unhappy inci- 
dents that have brought the at- 
tention of the public to grave 
abuses in the administration of 
athletic policies. Yet the very fact 
that these problems have been 
brought to the public notice is 
bound to be a good thing for inter- 
-ko aq) jo pi j 1*3 ueo otiqnd aqv 
collegiate athletics as a whole. If 

aggerated idea of the importance 
of victory, and if collegia tan 
again put football and other sports 
in their proportionate places, 
something will be gained. Football 
is too fine a game to be lost, too 
fine a game to be injured by bet- 
ting and dishonesty. Free from. 
alMtfe and exaftgaca&on it will be 
a real service to the colleges if it 
can be really the game of legiti- 
mate undergraduates who play it 
for the fun of it. Here at Bowdoin 
we are happy that we have not 
gone in for football on a big scale ; 
that the coaches are always care- 
ful to see that no player is allow- 
ed to go. on the field unless in good 
condition; in other words, no in- 
dividual player is to be sacrificed 
for the goal of victory. All of us 
are proud of the fine group that is 
this fall representing us on the 
football team, because they are all 
members of the College who 
realize that the game is a side 
issue and not the main purpose of 
their college course." 

Behind A Fraternity's Idealism 

[Continued from Page /] 
of merit and only merit. " It i» obvious to any candid observer 
that the National Organization of Delta Upsilon has made a hol- 
low mockery of these democratic principles. That such an or- 
ganization should exist in this country is lamentable enough 
but that it should exist in our colleges and universities is de- 
plorable. By its very construction the word "education" im- 
plies the aim of leading us out of the darkness of ignorance 
rather than to give us more cleverly conceived arguments with 
which to advance or defend our own prejudices. The word 
Prejudice" itself expresses a notion which is incompatible with 
education for it means "to judge before"; in other words, to 
judi(c before we know the facts. 

There can be no doubt that there has never been* a anore 
flagrant violation of the purposes of education and- democracy 
attempted on the campus than was attempted by the .National 
Organization of Qelta Upsilon. Ironically that organization 
labelled the Bowdoin Chapter's attitude "unfraternal" and pro- 
ceeded to apply every weapon at its disposal to suppress it. 
That they failed is gratifying, but the purpose of this editorial 
is not to praise the action of the undergraduates here; it is un- 
thinkable that they should have acted in any other way. What 
is surprising is not that this chapter has gone locaJL but that they 
were forced into such a position by an organization of men who 
have been exposed to the process of education. Here existed 
an organization which, when stripped of its cloak of platitudes, 
showed itself to be dedicated to negating what is perhaps the 
most basic principle of education. 

Since the days of Aristotle it has usually been admitted that 
man is a social animaL He likes the idea of having a family, he 
forms governments and within those governments he forms clubs 
and organizations of infinite variety. A college, like any society, 
seems to be no exception to that rule for there men form clubs 
and fraternities. At Bowdoin the first national fraternity was 
formed one hundred and nine years ago, and at that time their 
functions were, in the words of the College catalogue, "purely 
literary and social." Since those days fraternities have evolved 
to the point they retard rather than advance the process of high- 
er learning. A man of a more satirical nature might term the 
modern fraternity "purely illiterate and anti-social." 

What has happened during the last hundred years to cause 
these innocent and even praiseworthy ideas to be so perverted ? 
But if Plato predicted the eventual decay of his carefully contriv- 
ed Perfect State," there is no reason to expect fraternities to be 
more nearly perfect. All we can expect is that any chapter, as 
soon as it feels restricted by its national organization, will see 
that it must either forswear its allegiance to its principles or 
leave its national organization. There is no room for com- 

The New Look In (bang Tried: Why Not Here? 

Rushing is now over and two hundred freshmen are 
uneasily awaiting the fiist whack of the paddle across their but- 
tocks which will thus signalize the beginning of hazing. Some 
weeks later, when the last bleary-eyed pledge returns from his 
quest, a thousand man-hours will have been consumed. 

The tremendous loss of time and energy involved in hazing 
has caused an increasingly large number of colleges to replace 
"hell weeks" with "help weeks." Under this plan fraternity 
pledges are assigned constructive tasks which wiH physically 
improve their college or the community in which it is located. 
Instead of pushing peanuts along the floo* with bis hose, the 
pledge is kapt busy raking leaves, building benchee, etc. 

Started by an A.T.O. pledge master at Indiana University, 
this idea has now reached the point of being written up by a 
national magazine. This year, with Bowdoin engaged in many 
projects of physical improvement, the adoption of such a plan 
on the part of the fraternities would be a most fitting and wel- 
come gesture. " 


Vol. LXXXI Wednesday, October 1 0, 1951 XeTi 

Editor-in-Chief Roger W. Sullivan '52 

Maas«ing sMsssps- Robert L. Happ '53. Aiden E. Horton 53 

saorts Editor Geoffrey P. Houghton '53 

News Editors Paul P. Broun tas '54, Ronald B. Gray "54, Horace 

L. Hikh-eth jr. "54 
Assists** News Editors Charles E. Coakley '54, Charles Ranlett '54 

Drama Kdiier „ Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Music Editor Joel H. Hupper '54 

Book Revues Josiah Bridge '49, Ralph Hughes '48 

Reporters John C. Williams "52. John W. Church '54 Theophilus 

E. McKmney "54, Leo R. Sauve '54, Richard C. Gibson '54, 
Alden E. Ringquist "54 
Sports Reporters Frank Pagnamenta "53, Herb Phillips '54, Howard 
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Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

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The new warehouse recently 
built for use by 'the Centralized 
Dining Service at Bowdoin College 
was opened with simple exercises 
at 4:30 o'clock on Tuesday after- 
noon, September 18. 

The building. Located at the 
Whit tier Street entrance to Pick- 
ard Field, was open for inspection 
by invited guests and there were 
remarks by President Kenneth C. 
M. Sills and by Harold Lee Berry 
of Portland. Bowdoin Trustee and 
Chairman of the Building Commit- 
tee, which also included John L. 
Baxter of Brunswick, Chester G. 
Abbott and Neal W. Allen of Port- 
land, E. Farrington Abbott of Au- 
burn, Sumner T. Pike of Lubec and 
Washington. D.C.. and Sanford B. 
Cousins of New York. 

The building was designed by the 
College Architects, McKim. Mead 
and White, and erected under the 

supervision of Barr, Gleason and 
Barr, of New York and- Boston, 
who have also supervised the work 
on Bowdoin's New Classroom 
Building and the Chemistry Build- 
ing now under construction. It is 
approximately forty-five by seven- 
ty feeet in area and provides three 
cold storage rooms and ample 
space for general food stores. Re- 
frigeration was installed by the 
Ballard Oil and Equipment Com- 
pany of Portland. The building re- 
places facilities at the Brunswick 
Naval Air Base which have been 
used by the College for the past 
several years, and will serve the 
Moulton Union and eleven frater- 
nity dining rooms. M. Stanley 
Bishop, of the Bowdoin Class of 
1925, who is purchasing agent for 
the Dining Service, is in direct 

Invitations were extended to the 
Governing Boards, Faculty and 
student body of the College, to 
Alumni representatives of the fra- 
ternity groups, and to others who 
have been associated with the erec- 
tion of the building and with the 

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calisthenics program. 

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attendances per week, but 

students are allowed absolutely no 
credit for ROTC drill period, and 
no credit for laboratory periods 
unless students have two or more. 
Moreover, the muscle-makers de- 
mand that excuses from Dean 
Kendrick or Dr. Hanley must be 
for two days to cover one attend- 
ance. The department gratuitous- 
ly allows freshmen four unexcused 
absences, and sophomores and 
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a hard-fighting WesleyaH crew 
saw the Bowdoin campus in a 
virtual uproar last weekend. 

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failed to smile for one week, could 
not deter the students, dates, and 
alumni from joining the bacchna- 
lian rites so often prevalent on a 
Bowdoin f'otball weekend. Almost 

all of the fraternity houses on the 
displayed their usual one- 
nd-fifty proof punch im- 
mediately following the game. 
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Polar Bears Defeat Cardinals 27-9; 
4500 See Levesque, Decker Star 

Last Saturday the Bowdoin 
Polar Bears succeeded in defeat- 
ing the Wesleyan Cardinals 27-9. 
After a hard fought first half 
which yielded only two points for 
Wesleyan. the second half had 
much more scoring, which sent 
the 4000 fans into a frenzy of ex- 
citement. The game was made in- 
teresting by the difficulty of 
handling the ball due to a light 
rain all morning which continued 
throughout the game. 

The game opened with a fair 
kickoff to Bowdoin's 22 yard line 
where Jim Nevin received and ran 
the ball back to the 37. By a series 
of four running plays, Art Bishop, 
Charlie Scoville and Roger Leves- 
que moved the ball to the Wes- 
leyan 42 for a first down. They 
then ran it down to the 28 and 
there they remained. Jack Cos- 
grove threw a couple of passes 
that were incomplete and Wes- 
leyan took over on their own 27. 
They moved it up to their 33 yard 
line and punted to Bowdoin's Phil 
Leighton who ran it back to Bow- 
doin's 32. The ball changed hand* 
again via an Andy Lano punt 
which wasn't the best that he has 
ever done. Frick Soule and Jack 
Farese tried going through the 
Bowdoin line, but they were again 
unsuccessful. Farese punted to the 
Bowdoin 12, Bishop ran around 
the end to the 17 but there was a 
15 yard penalty against Bowdoin 
which put them in a hole on their 
own 2 yard line. Aryty Ltanc went 
in the game to pjint, flut Rod 
Snelling made a bad center and 
thereby caused a safety, making 
the score 2-0. Jim McBride kicked 
off from the 20 to Wesleyan's 
28 and Frick Soule (pronounced 
Sue-lay) ran it back 24 yards. 
Wesleyan's Brigham passed to Art 
Bishop who was tackled on Bow- 
doin's 30. Here again, the Card- 
inals could move no farther. A 
couple Decker passes to Charlie 
Bennett and Rog Levesque moved 
Bowdoin to their opponent's 47. 
Bish carried the ball to the 33, 
and Jim Decker passed to Leves- 
que to finally arrive at Wes- 
leyan's 18. Here again the Card- 
inals tightened up their line and 
Bowdoin stopped all forward 
movement. Marv Hagel ran the 
ball for a couple of first downs, 
and Farese made an eight yard 
gain to put the Red and White 
team on their 47 yard line. Brig- 
ham tried a pass, but there was 
a bad pass from the center. Brig- 
ham was back on the 15, but he 
was able to capitalize on the fact 
th; t most of the Bowdoin line was 
down after him so he passed the 
bajl anyway, and the receiver was 
tackled on the Bowdoin 49 for a 
first down. This play ended the 

first quarter. 

Wesleyan moved to the Bowdoin 
35, and Rogers Johnson caught a 
deflected pass. Then Decker wait- 
ed too long to pass, because his 
receivers weren't free and he 
fumbled when tackled and Bow- 
doin recovered. Lano punted to the 
Bowdoin 45. Brigham passed and 
Phil Leighton intercepted. Bishop, 
Levesque, and a Decker pass mov- 
ed the ball forward for 18 yards 
only to fumble. Two plays later 
Wesleyan fumbled on the 35 and 
Phil Garland of Bowdoin recover- 
ed. At this time Bowdoin moved 
down to Wesleyan's 5. Bowdoin 
was penalized for illegal procedure 
and Billy Cockburn went in the 
game to try for a field goal from 
the 20. It just fell short of the 
cross bar and the ball came into 
the Card's possession, but they 
couldn't advance it the required 
ten yards and they punted to Cos-^ 
grove on the Bowdoin 40. Jack 
used his head and ran out of 
bounds on' the 49 so that the clock 
would stop. Decker started to pass, 
but the third one was intercepted 
by Bill Hoffman. Brigham threw 
a long pass to Swede Lavin who. 
just missed catching by an inch 
or so. The half ended and it was 
very evident that the Wesleyan 
team was capitalizing on every op- 
portunity that came their way. Al- 
so, the Polar Bears didn't really 
seem to be warmed up or they 
lacked the drive when Wesleyan 
threw up a.jseyen or, eight man 
line against them. Bowdoin did do 
very' well on the line of : defense,; 
especially when they used a; 

The second half started with 
Wesleyan kicking off to Bowdoin, 
Fred Flemming receiving on the 
15 and running it back to Bow- 
doin's 31. Bishop and Levesque 
couldn't pick up ten, so Lano punt- 
ed to the Cards 23. Runs by Farese 
and Hagel plus a Brigham pass 
moved the Wesleyan team to Bow- 
doin's 39. Jack Cosgrove inter- 
cepted a pass and Bowdoin took 
over on the 15. 

Again Bowdoin was forced to 
punt, which was run back to the 
Bowdoin 27. Brigham tried a pass, 
but this time Bowdoin was the 
team to capitalize on a good 
thing. The line rushed hard and 
knocked Brigham out of his uni- 
form. He fumbled the ball and 
Bowdoin recovered. Levesque took 
it to the 42, and Bish to the 47, 
but there was aa offside on the' 
play, so the play was nullified. 
Jim Decker passed to Charlie 
Bennett, who carried it to the 
Bowdoin 48. Bishop then made a 
tremendous driving run to Wes- 
leyan's 41. By this time the crowd 
was screaming for a touchdown. 

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and that is precisely what the 
Polar Bears did. Levesque danced | 
this way down to the 24. Several 
of the Wesleyan boys tried their 
beat to steal the ball, consequent- 
ly were called on unnecessary 
roughness. This put the Bears on 
their opponent's 10. Bishop stepped 
to the 8, and a shovel peas to. 
Charlie Scoville set the ball on the 
5. At this point Jim Decker called 
for a spread formation to the left 
and he passed the ball out to Bis- 
hop, who went over for the touch- 
down at eleven minutes in the 
third quarter. Levesque kicked the 
extra point and the score was 7-2. 
MacBride kicked off and Farese 
received, but lost yardage when 
Spillane and Murray hit him. 

Wesleyan soon punted, and Cos- 
grove downed the ball on the Wes- 
leyan 46. Roger Levesque made a 
twenty yard run to the 26. An- 
other Decker-Bennett pass put 
Bowdoin on the three. Wesleyan 
called a time out, and the Bow- 
doin team had so much spirit they 
motioned the water boy to stay 
off the field. Play resumed and 
Bish went through the pile and 
reached the one. Levesque went 
over the goal line for the second 
TD in the game with only lVfe 
minutes to the end of the third 
quarter. Levesque converted mak- 
ing tl^e score 14-2. MacBride kick- 
ed to the Wesleyan 5 and Soule 
returned it to the 35. It was easy 
(for eVeryone) to see that Wes- 
leyan was tiring, although it can't 
be said that they lost their fight, 
for they fought right to the last 
minutes of the game. The Cards 
lost yardage on the next four 
plays, and' kicked to the 32 and 
Johnny McGovern returned it to 
the 43. Bish ran the ball for four 
yards and the third period ended. 

At the beginning of the fourth 
quarter Bish and Charlie Scoville 
made a first down to the Wesleyan 
44. A pass to Bennett and an off 
tackle dash by Levesque earned 
another first down. Bish, Rog, and 
Charlie ran a series of three for a 
first on Wesleyan's 23. A very well 
aimed pass from Jim Decker to 
Bish moved the definitely rolling 
Bears to the 8 for the fourth first 
down in eight plays. Bish took the 
ball for three times and reached 
the goal line after five minutes 
and 20 seconds had passed in the 
fourth quarter. Levesque convert- 
ed successfully making the score 
21-2. MacBride kicked off to the 
2 and Hagel returned it to the 21, 
where he was really hit bard. Four 
downs later Wesleyan punted to 
Bowioin's 40. Jack Cosgrove, 
Decker's urtderstudy, Fred Flem- 
ming and Frank Vecella reached 
the Wesleyan 36 by moving fast 
and -iard. Bowdoin fumbled and 

24 Lettermen Return 
To Farm Football Squad 

Don Landry '65 — Ginch is play- 
ing offensive left guard, weighing 
178 pounds, 12 less than last year. 
He's played in this spot ever since 
he was in Concord ( N.H. ) High 

Ev Wilson '5S — Offensive right 
guard. Red played for St. George's 
before coming to Bowdoin. He's 
short and heavy and hits hard. 

Jim McBride '5S — Bowdoin's 
"kick off" expert. Jim did the 
kicking off all last year as well as 
for the freshman team. 

Dave McColdrick '53 — Dave 
played at the offensive tackle spot 
last year and is doing well this 
year as a defensive right guard and 
a line backer. 

John XfaKSovera. '53 — John is 
one .of the smaller men on the 
squad, but it's doubted that any- 
one has ever underrated his ability. 
His niche this year is defensive 
half back. 

Frank Fankigtoa "63- — Frank 
has been shifted from offensive 
right end to offensive tackle. . 

Bill CockWm '52 *. Bill's spe- 
cialty is in the place kicking berth. 
He shares this with Roger Le- 

Andy Lano '52 — His claim to 
fame on the footbaH- field is his 



WesleKan recovered, a brigham 
screen pass to Hagel was good for 
ten yards. Wesleyan fumbled the 
ball on the next play, but recover- 
ed and there was a fifteen yard 
penalty against Bowdoin. Farese 
ran and Brigham passed to the 
Bowdoin 16. Then Brigham threw 
a long pass to Hagel which was 
deflected by Jack Cosgrove over 
the goal line, and Bob Bachman 
made a lunge, catching the ball 
just inches from the ground. Add- 
ing the conversion was good and 
the score was 21-9. Gordy Milliken 
received the kickoff and returned 
it to the Bowdoin 36. Three plays 
later with Bowdoin stiU on their 
own 36, Jack Cosgrove passed to 
Freddy Flemming, who ran as if 
he were trying to catch a deer in 
the Cardinals end; zone. This was 
Bowdoin's last score, one minute 
and 15 seconds from the game's 
ending. Levesque converted, but a 
penalty forced him to try again. 
The second attempt was unsuc- 
cessful. Bowdoin kicked off and 
Brigham threw three desperation 
passes trying to make the score 
look more even. The game ended 
with Wesleyan in possession of the 
[ Continued on Page 4 ] 

ACTION AS POLAR BEARS DEFEATED WESLEY AN— Above is Charley Bennett as he attempted to hold on to a pass 
in the first period, although coveredl by Hoffman of Wesleyan who hatted k down. Corning to the play is Snelling (No. 58) 
and Levesque (No. 24). The Wesleyan man watching the pk*y is Palhaer (No. 80). Wealeyan proved a stubborn foe in the 
first half, not allowing Bowdoin to score until the third period. 

ConifnT Portland Sunday Telegram 

ability to punt the ball. Since his 
freshman year he has an excellent 
record for coffin corner and dis- 
tance kicks. 

Don AgostinelU '53 — Gus is 

well known on campus as president 
of his class, excellent student, and 
is offensive center. Defensive line 

Roger Levesque '53 — Nothing 

much need be said about Rog ex- 
cept that his name is pronounced 
"Levee". He;s dping an excellent 
job as offensive left .halfback, and 
his shiftiness while running makes 
him an elusive target. 

Bon Legueux '53 — Played in 
the halfback spot last year. Has 
been shifted to offensive center. 

Jim McCulkim '53 — "Big Jim" 
is still playing at tackle which he's 
been doing for years now. Jim's 
outstanding line play has been con- 
stantly lauded by coaches and fans. 

Burt N'ault '52 — Burt now is 
the biggest boy on the squad, but 
he's played good ball since his 
freshman year as an end. He also 
does well on defense. 

Paul Spillane '52 — As co-cap- 
tain Dubber has been doing a fine 
job at leading the team. This year 
Paul has been playing more defense 
than offensive, but he s quite cap- 
able of both. He's one of the hard- 
est tacklers on the team. 

Art Bishop '52 — Art, the oldest 
imember of the squad, contradicts 
his age by being the hardest run- 
ner on the team. His driving pow- 
er makes him dependable as a sure 
yardage gainer. Art will soon be a 

Phil Lelghton '52 — One of the 
wits of the team, Phil has as re- 
sponsible job, that of safety man. 
[Unfortunately, Phil won't have any 
;more responsibility this year. His 
lankle was broken in the Wesleyan 

Roger Johnson '52 — A good 
hard hitting defensive half back, 
iftog is gr efU f k ed byjtfLwho knqw 

mi umi 

him.. He is the captain of the 1952 
tennis team, 

George Mumjr '52. — Qeorge tips 
the scales at ?02 and is 6' 2" tall. 
Not only his size, but his ability 
made him the co-captain. George 
is playing defensive left tackle and 
is commonly accepter! as Bowdoin's 
best lineman. 

Len Mau-'Arfehur '82 — Len holds 
down the defensive end spot, plays 
some offense, and is a very able 
pass catcher. 

John Morreil '32 -r- Johnny is an 
excellent quarterback, but he un- 
fortunately broke his shoulder in a 
scrimmage during pre-season prac- 

Charlie Scovln* '53 — Charlie 
is the first string right half back. 
He doesn't run the ball as much as. 
the other backs, but his fine inter- 
ference blocking rates him as a lop 
notch back. 

J|tm Decker '51 *« Quarterback 
A passer par excellence. Signal 
caller. Jim will undoubtedly be 
recognized as one of the best pass- 
ers in New England. 

Gordy Milliken '53 — Gordy, who 
gained much fame as a track star 
last year, has proved himself a run- 
ner oa the gridiron, too. 

Charlie. Bennett '52 — Charlie. 
plays left end on the offense. Last 
year Charlie was a half back. With 
his baJtkcarcying experience, Char- 
lie could be very dangerous as an 


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Telephone people are like that, too. Besides 
giving good, friendly, courteous telephone service, 
they take part, in numerous, extracurricular 

That's~why ~you*H find "telephone - menyand 
women working on charity drives, joining service 
chibs, leading Scout troops: ' 

The same spirit of friendliness and helpfulness 
whieh )ies behind the fine telephone service this 
country receives, makes telephone people A -people 
in their 'communities; 



' oodrow almost bit off more than he could chew 
when he tackled the cigarette tests! But he pecked 
away 'til he smoked out the truth: Such an 
important item as mildness can't be tossed off in a 
fleeting second! A 'Swift sniff" or a "perfunctory 
puff" proves practically nothing! He, like millions of 
smokers, found one test that doesn't leave you up a tree. 

h's the sensible test ... the 30- Day Camel Mildness 
Test, which simply asks you to try Camels as you© 
steady smoke— on a day-after-day basis. No snap 
judgments! Once you've enjoyed Camels for 30 days 
in your "T-Zone" (T for Throat, T for Taste), 
you'll see why . . . 

After oil |he Mildness tests. .. ' 

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M & G To Show 'Daughter' 
At Open Smoker Monday 

Mark Reed's comedy "Yes, My 
Darling Daughter" will be present- 
ed at the annual smoker given by 
the Masque and Gown next Mon- 
day. Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. 

This smoker is as much for the 
upperclassmen as for the freshmen 
and there will be no admission ex- 
^Pt by ticket. These tickets will 
°* given free to any man who 
*o»nes to the Masque and Gown 
office today between the hours of 
?:30 and 10:30 p.m. The purpose 
of the play is not to make money 
for the organization but to amuse 
those who want to work for the 
M and G prior to the grim business 
of the smoker. 

The play was given twice during 
the summer session and was very 
Well received — so well, in fact, 
that many townspeople have ap- 
plied for tickets. The star of the 
Play is a well-known figure on the 
Bowdoin stage, Mrs. Athern P. 
Daggett. Mrs. Daggett, always a 
good actress, got extremely fine 
reviews from the local papers and 
also from Mr. Heed who was pres- 
ent at one of the performances. Mr. 
Reed, who also wrote "Petticoat 
Fever" which was the Gown's last 
Pall hit, will also be back to wit- 
ness nex* Monday's presentation. 

Other members of the cast will 
be Mrs. Edward Lyons, wife of a 
Bowdoin sophomore, who played in 
the second performance last sum- 
mer, and Mrs. George Bean and 
Miss Nfcncy McKeen, both of whom 
are new to -their roles. MisS Mc- 
Keen wijl be remembered for her 
fine acting in last Spring's "Dul- 
cy." The undergraduates in this 
Play are Edward Cogan '51, who 
Played the second performance this 
summer, and H. Davison Osgood 
'54 and James S. McBride '53, both 
of whom were seen in the two 
shows last summer. The stage 
rnanager is Jerry Dube. 

Large Freshman Class 

[Continued from Page 7] 
Twinem Jr., Donald C. Walton Jr. 
Delta Club 
William C. Allen, Stephen L. 
Bowen, Louis J. Dematroulakos, 
Benjamin B. Fox, Thomas F. 
Hamill, Robert F. Hinckley, Mel- 
vin E. Hodgkins, Robert B. John- 
son, Denis W. King, Thomas M. 
La Course, James P. Mc Adams, 
Joseph V. Rogers, Philip G. Red- 
mond, James N. Sabbagh, Arthur 
A. Small Jr., James J. Stagnone, 
Richard W. Taylor, Chester L. 
Towne, Philip A. Trussell, Alfred 
D. Wilson Jr. 

Zeta Psl 

David P. Bell, James C. Calien- 
do, Russell B. Crowell, David L. 
Ellison, William C. Hays, David 
K. Hutchins; John H. Ingraham, 
William D. James, John L. John- 
son, John M. Keefe, Peter B. 
Molloy, David A. Pyle, Wayne S. 
Pratt, David B. Starkweather, 
Peter Van Orden. 

Kappa Sigma 

Kenneth G. Brigham, Carlton P. 
Davenport, Railton Greenwood Jr., 
Dimitri T. Leon, James H. Keeney, 
J. Wilfrid Parent, Richard C. 
Roberts, James J. Sacco, Scott 
Sargent, Earl F. Strout, Joseph L. 
Tecce, Walter C. Tomlinson Jr., 
Hobart C. Tracey, Robert E. 
Walsh, G. Curtis Webber II. 
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Bryant' Cronkhite, George ll 
Chasse,' "Donald Cruse Jr., Ray- 
mond A. Dennehy Jr., David S. 
Hamilton, Thomas L. Kane Jr., 
Thomas Leonard, Seri Osathanug- 
rah, Paul D. Porter, William M. 
Reagan, Camille F. Sarrauf, Jack 
W. Swenson, Andrew W. William- 
son III. 

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26 Students Appointed 

{Continutd from Pmge J} 
Except for Herrick and Le- 
vesque, all of these men attended 
the Transportation Corps ROTC 
Summer Camp at Fort Eustis. 

The list of newly appointed First 
Lieutenants is as follows: Samuel 
B. Brenton Jr. '52, Boston, Mass.; 
Paul P. Brountas '54, Bangor; Jay 
A. Carson '53, Hingham, Mass.; Ed- 
gar M. Cousins '52, Old Town; 
George E. Gosnell '53, Brooklyn, 
N.Y.; Ronald B. Gray '54, South 

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Quincy, Mass.; Paul B. Kenyon Jr. 
'53, Gloucester, Mass.; Andrew G. 
Lano '52, South Portland; Erik 
Lundin '52, Thomaston; Robert P. 
Mehlhorn '5L Bath ; James E. Nev- 
in m '53, Shaker Heights, Ohio; 
Raymond S. Petterson '53, Bangor; 
Henry R. Sleeper '53, Rockland; 
Thomas E. Watkinson '52, Tops- 
ham; Peter B. Webber '54, Port- 

It is expected that more than 
450 men will be enrolled in the 
ROTC courses at Bowdoin this fall 
They will be organized in two bat- 
talions of four companies each and 
will hold formations on Monday 

liam K. Cole, David F. Coe, Wil- 
liam CroWley, Fred Coukas, John 
W. Haynes, Donald L. Henry, 
Burns B. Hovey, John R. Hovey, 
John H. Manningham, Charles B. 
Morrill, John E. O'Brien, Joseph 
L. Rooks, Frank J. Seal era. Milton 
C. Shattuck Jr.. Paul E. Testa. 
Alpha Tau Omega 

Spencer Apollonio, Edward B. 
Blackman, Robert P. Bergman, 
William V. S. Carhart, Donald M. 
Coleman, David Ji. Rjjies. Carl 
Sche^v Sidney E. Wilton, Russell 
V. Worcester, H. Rudolph Wirth. 
Alpha Rho Upstion 

Robert S. Bernson, Robert E. 
Britt, Peter D. Forman, Paul 
Gottlieb, Jerome B. Gracey, Stan- 
ley A. Harasewicz, Robert C. Haw- 
ley, Theodore H. Howe, Norman 
A. Jepsky, James M. Murray, 
Elliot S. Palais, Bernard Passman, 
John T. Prutsalis, Victor O. Reigel, 
Philip A. Weiner, David L. Wles. 

Poll On Class of '55 . 

[Continued from Page 1] 
"Beer should be excluded from all 
rushing activities." he added. "I 
pledged because most of my friends 
from my home were in my frater- 

One more member of the Class 
of '55 who had visited Bowdoin 
during the spring emphasized the 
importance of this custom. He told 
how he had finally pledged into a 
fraternity at which he had not pre- 
viously known any of the mem- 
bers. "I just pledged to the one at 
which I felt the best. The present 
system is probably the best possi- 
ble," he concluded. 

"Hectic", said another of the 
present plan. "There is too short 
a time to look around. It would be 
better for the frosh to wait. Too 
much emphasis is placed on first 
impressions," he explained. 

"Making a fraternity is no prob- 
lem, but making the right one is a 
problem. Summer school students 
were screwed since their minor 
faults were found out and over- 
emphasized during rushing. Some 
freshmen visited the houses dur- 
ing the summer against rules. The 
fraternities should tell a freshman 
if they deem him unacceptable in- 
stead of permitting him to hang 
around. Many join hastily in des- 
peration, but it is better to do 
thus than miss the opportunity al- 
together. « 

"Rushing is best when classes 
are not held," said one in defense 
of the Bowdoin plan. "Most of the 
frats were helpful but pledged 
many just to fill their quotas. 
Those who didn't join now prob- 
ably hope to join later." 

Two others advised against de- 
layed rushing Since the whole year 
would be taken ^p with the trying 
exercise* Which now will be over 
in several weeks. "A slightly long- 
er orientation period and a more 
helpful smoker would be good." 

"More publicity of rushing poli- 
cies of the various fraternities" 
was demanded of another. "De- 
scriptive letters sent out in the 
summer could be improved upon." 

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Bowdoin Beats Wesleyan 

[Continued from Page jj, 

ball on Bowdoin's 30, with the final 
score 27-9. , ' 

Bowdoin's defensive line turned 
in fine work against a heavier 
Wesleyan outfit with Murray, 
Spillane, Agostinelli, MacBride and 
McCullum as standouts. Rogers 
Johnson, Johnny McGovern and 
Phil Garland did great work in 
the secondary. Wesleyan's half- 
backs Hagel and Farese were ex- 
cellent yardage gainers. It seemed 
that if Wesleyan had used Soule 
more to skirt around the ends 
rather than use him as a line buck- 
er and on defense^ they would have 
done more scoring. McClusky, 
Wesleyan's Captain, starred on 
defense, as well as Dave Jenkins, 
right end, Art Callahan, left 
tackle, and Charlie Palliser. 
Yards gained rushing: 

Wesleyan 68 

Bowdoin 195 
Yards gained passing: 

Wesleyan 102 

Bowdoin 198 
Roger Levesque averaged 6.05 
yards each time he carried the 
ball for twenty times. _> 

Decker completed 12 out 6f 21 
passes for 122 yards. 

Jack Cosgrove completed 3 out 
of 6 passes for 76 yards. 

Jack Brigham completed 9 out 
of 25 passes for 102 yards. 

Art Bishop and Charlie Scoville 
gained 74 yards combined. 

Fred Flemming ran 64 yards for 
a TD. 

The lineups: 

Bennett, le 

A. Farrirnrton. It 
Spillane, \g 
AjFMtinelU. « 
Wilson, rg 
F. Farrington, rt 
Nevin. re 
Costrrove, qb 
Levesque, lhb 
Scoville. rhb 
Bishop, fb 


le. Buck 

It. Callahan 

1b. Graham 

c. Palliser 

m. Spada 

rt. HeCluakey 

re, Jenkins 

qb. Nixon 

lhb. Farese 

rhb, Soule 

fb. Sardo 

14 1»— 27 

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Flemming-, Milliken. McGovern. Vecella, 
Johnson, Garland. Wesleyan — Lavin, 
Kellenner. Bishop, Schubert. Beaver. Hoff- 
man, Binswanger, Harms. Waach. Rosner, 
Bachman, Brigham, Hagel, Eggers. Hillyer, 

Touchdowns: Bishop 2. Leveaque. Flem- 
ming, Bachman. Points after touchdowns: 
Levesque 3. Sardo. 

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received his A3, degree from 
Dartmouth in 1947. For the last 
four years he has been studying at 
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The Reverend Leslie R. Craig, 
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the Freeport Congregational 
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speech classes. 

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Stomach OverJMind Myth 
Emphasized By Wriston 

A warning that we place too 
much emphasis on the material 
rather than the spiritual side of 
life was the theme of a talk by Dr. 
Henry M. Wriston which keynoted 
the James Bowdoin Day exercises 
held this morning. 

Dr. Wriston, President of 
Brown, described this misplaced 
emphasis as a "Modern Myth." 

He warned that our current 
thoughts "and actions are plagued 
with the ideas of "self-proclaimed 
realists" who say that "the mind 
of man is governed by his 

Dr. Wriston said that this may 
be the doctrine of the Communists, 
but that it should have no foot- 
hold in democratic thinking. He 
warned that in America, "None- 
theless, this doctrine that the mind 
of man is governed by his stomach 
finds widespread thoughtless ac- 

"You hear it expressed in inter- 
national terms when it is asserted 
that conditions of poverty lead to 
Communism— that the way to 
fight it is not with ideas but with 
food and physical improvements," 
Dr. Wriston added. 

He stated that "in much of the 
propaganda for the Point Four 
program the underlying assump- 
tion is that if you fill men's stom- 
aches they will not be an easy prey 
to the Communists." He said that 
it is far more important in this 
Point Four program to emphasize 
the intellectual and spiritual im- 
provements needed in the back- 
ward nations. 

Dr. Wriston then stated flatly 
that "the doctrine that welfare is 
the best answer to Communism is 
a myth." He defined the word 
myth as something "firmly believ- 
ed but utterly untrue." * 

Dr. Wriston mentioned that this 
myth of the importance of materi- 
al things is not a new thing. Jesus 
Christ "himself met it with the 
classic simplicity in which pro- 
found truth is so often uttered: 
'Men shall not live by bread 
alone.' " 

"If the myth really represented 
truth, why are we in Korea," he 
said. Dr. Wriston continued 
that we are justified in fighting 
there only if the non-material 
values are worth the sacrifice of 
comfort and of even life. 

"And what of the G.I.'s?," Dr. 
Wriston added. "Are they in Korea 
in search of better food or cloth- 
ing or shelter? Are the American 
people going to get rich as a re- 
sult of fighting— when our wealth 
is being shot away?" 

Dr. Wriston mentioned that in 
the Atlantic area through the me- 
dium of the Atlantic Pact we are 
spending much time, money, and 
energy for ends "which are pri- 
marily spiritual although "our 
policy continues to be discussed in 
material terms." 

He stated that history has no 
support to this modern myth. He ' 
showed that there is little chance j 
for a downtrodden and harshly op- j 
pressed people to overthrow their | 
tyrants. But he stated, "convense- ; 
ly, improving men's lot does not 
forestall revolt. If it were true 
that betterment of economic Condi- j 
tions— a full stomach made peo- ' 

pie happy, then imperialism would 
never become a word cf reproach." 

"But," Dr. Wriston explained, 
"far from material improvement 
bringing contentment, the histor- 
ical record is that advance in wel- 
fare stimulate discontent and 
made it effective." Examples of 
this are the conditions in India, in 
Indo-China, and in Indonesia, the 
speaker added. 

Dr. Wriston then used India and 
Ireland as countries who were 
freed by well educated men who 
held spiritual values above ma- 
terial comfort. He said that In- 
dia's Gandhi "taught us that pow- 
er politics are not the only answer: 
he demonstrated that men will 
sacrifice welfare for freedom, if 
that essentially spiritual value is 
preached with conviction and 

"Western imperialism is disap- 
pearing not because it held men 
down, but because it lifted men 
up," Dr. Wriston said. He added 
that the new Russian imperialism 
is not yet threatened because it is 
based upon suppression instead of 
"the progressive enfranchisement 
which aroused native ambition and 
sealed the doom of Western em- 

The speaker stated that he was 
trying to bring home a fundament- 
al fact— that this myth denies the 
most significant values within our 
economic and social heritage. This 
materialism negates the spiritual 
foundations of democracy. 

Dr. Wriston said, "Democracy 
did not sprout from peace or plen- 
ty; it was not nourished in con- 
tentment and calm; it grew out of 
the deep and firm belief that the 
sons of men are the sons of God." 

Dr. Wriston then showed the ef- 
fect of this myth upon education 
in that it has lead toward "over- 
concentration upon vocation." He 
told the audience gathered at the 
exercises that "If you believe that 
the great reality is freedom, you 
will want before all else the educa- 
tion calculated to make men free, 
which, translated into academic 
terms, is a liberal education. 

"If you want to be effective in 
the world in which you are going 
to live, put spiritual values — free- 
dom and self-discipline — at the 
center," Dr. Wriston urged. He 
a'dded that Bowdoin "was founded 
to instill that point of view; it was 
established to stimulate those in- 
sights, which are more valid today 
than ever before." 

Dr. Wriston warned that the 
only way to meet the Russian 
frenzied dedication to an ideal is 
by making your spiritual values 

Ho concluded his talk by stating 
that "your first duty is to acquaint 
yourself with the history of man- 
kind, with the meaning of freedom, 
with the significance of economic 
individuals, and with the moral 
obligation and moral grandeur 
that democracy and the Christian 
tradition make available. If ever 
you achieve these goals, then Com- 
munist zealots with their elaborate 
logic and their self-immolating de- 
votion to the Cause will fall be- 
fore an informed, wise, and inspir- 
ed democratic faith." 

WBOA TO Broadcast | J** Masque & Gown 

Williams-Bowdoin Game 

From Williamstown Sat. 

To Present Musical 
By Lander, Stearns 

Because of the enthusiastic re- 
ception of last week's broadcast of 
the Amherst-Bowdoin game, 
WBOA will broadcast the Wil- 

Hams game direct from Williams- Executive Committee 
town this Saturday, by means of . „^._ .__, __.,_,_. ; „ , ... 

At the Masque and Gown smok- 
er last Monday night, the sched- 
ule for the coming season which 
includes two productions of "Ham- 
let" and a student-written musi- 
cal, as yet unnamed, was announc- 

Does Hazing Build Men Or 
Androscoggin Aborigines? 

Tradition Sustained 

Hazing! Why for, the freshman 
asks. Regardless of what you 
might presently think .hazing does 
have a purpose and one with defin- 
ite limits and bounds. It may take 
you anywhere from six months to 
the time you graduate to find the 
complete answer, but you may rest 
assured that it will come to you 
someday. In an attempt to save 
you from some of the many bull 
sessions covering this feature and 
long hours of conjecture, here are 
some of the main reasons for Haz- 

Bowdoin is one of the oldest and 
finest colleges in the East. One 
more typical of the grand old New 
England tradition is difficult to 
find. The school is surrounded by 
some of the pines around which 
the Indians roamed not long ago. 
Bowdoin's chapel, grounds, and 
friendliness make it the envy of 
numerous students who had not the 
scholastic standing nor the welK 
roundedness of you who were for- 
tunate enough to be accepted. Now 
that you are here, the college will 
take care of the scholastic half of 
the story and the rest is left to the 
upperclassmen and fraternities. 
Their chief, but not only reason, 
for hazing is simply an attempt to 
indoctrinate you to the Bowdoin 
traditions which are very sacred 
to the alumni and upperclassmen. 
Ever since there were eight stu- 
dents in 1802 these traditions have 
been faithfully followed and no 
one has turned from them or 
changed them in the slightest fa- 

It was not long ago that^ was 
among the untamed throngs of 
freshmen roving under the pines. 

£ Continued on Page 4 ] 

Twelve Wild Tribes 

Huddled along the banks of the 
Little Androscoggin River, lies a 
colony of aborigines of the studen- 
tia amerirajiia variety. This un- 
iquely primitive society offers an 
excellent a societal example of cul- 
tural lag revealed in the retro- 
gressive bqhavior patterns which 
were peculiar to man of the Stone 
Age Era. 

This Neanderthal-like commun- 
ity consists of twelve tribes plus a 
small group of ostracized untouch- 
ables. While these tribes function 
in much the same way as primitive 
groups do generally, perhaps their 
most outstanding behavior pattern 
is their extended puberty rites 
through which new men are admit- 
ted into the tribe. These rites start 
out slowly, but gradually reach 
the point of Dionesian frenzy simi- 
lar to that of other communities 
described by Malinowski in his 
book, "Life Among The Savages." 

As is the case with most savage 
groups, mutilation plays a great 
role in preparing the recruit tor his 
new status. While the Bagesu, 
a tribe of African cannibals, focus 
on knocking out the teeth of their 
novices, the Androscoggian concen- 
trate on a more prominent part of 
the anatomy. Blows are freely ad- 
ministered by the tribal elders in 
order that the recruit's manhood 
may be tested and his character 
reveloped. I 

Self-abnegation is instilled into 
the young brave from tjhe very out- 
set. He must be made to feel that 
as an uninitiate he is of lowly sta- 
tus. To curry favor with the older 
bucks he must constantly depre- 
cate himself and purge himself of 
all alien ideas and practices. 
I Continued on fmge 4 } 

a telephone connection between 
the two to*vns of Brunswick and 

WBOA is following, in general, 
their schedule of last year. They 
will broadcast popular, classical, 
and jazz music plus campus and 
world news. These programs can 
be heard each night, except Sun- 
day, from 7:00 to 12:00 p.m. 

"Guest Star", a program spon- 
sored by the Treasury Department 
will be heard on Monday and Fri- 
day of this week at 7:45 and 8:15 
respectively. iNat Cole will be fea- 
tured on Monday and Jack Smith 
on Friday. 

The National Guard sponsors 
"Here's To Veterans" on Wednes- 
day and Sunday at 8:15 and 7:45. 
Ralph Flannagan and Bob Crosby 
are slated for this week. 

On Wednesday from 8:30 to 
9:00, John Kennery '51 and Bill 
Gersumsky '51 will conduct a Jazz 
program. This week they will play 
Stan Kenton and Lionel Hampton 

Louis Armstrong is featured 
Thursday at 7:30 on "Your Show." 

This Sunday at 10:00 WBOA 
will continue their series of 
"Orchestras of the World" which 

from Sweden will be heard this 

NO* If) 

Stormy Game Followed 
By Calm Victory Rites; 
U. of Mass. Saves Night 

Last Saturday, October 13, a 
delegation of about 250 Bowdoin 
students attended the Bowdoin- 
Amherst football game which was 
played at the Massachusetts cam- 
pus, some 250 miles distant. 
Both Friday afternoon and Sat- 
here sYnce~"Take"ft Eaay," whichj ur £ ay J" ™ 1 " 1 * <*iss attendance 
was given in 1937. 2 f^red at Bowdoin as the huge 

is a!i Am h erst -Smith-Mount Holyoke be- 
gan shortly after lunch Friday 

ti negotia-i g f T ^' 

The musical, which will be given 
at the Winter Houseparty, consists 
of a book written by Ronald A. 
Lander '52 and music composed 
chiefly by Gordon W. Stearns '54.. 
Neither the book nor the score is in 
its final polished state, but assum- 
ing that houseparty will be held 
in February, there will be enough 
time to accomplish this and still 
give sufficient time for rehearsals. 
This will be the first musical given 

96 Men Honored In James Bowdoin 
Ceremony For Scholarly Attainment 

D. C. Agostinelli Awarded 
Annual James Bowdoin Cup 

Important to the show 
double quartet and the Masque f" sno ail f r iUncn /" aav - 

and Gown is carrying on negotia-1 Aft . er JL ndunn £, the ^"^ of Route 
tions with the Meddies to try to 
cast these .parts. Casting for the 
three main male and three main, 
female roles and supporting roles 
of both sexes will be held some- 
time in the next two weeks. 

in Worcester, everyone 
met on the south side of Pratt 
Field in Amherst. Some 2000 of 
the 6000 football fans were seated 
on the Bowdoin side of the field. 
Many distinguished Bowdoin alum- 
ni were present, including Dr. 

Ivy Houseparty and Commence 
ment. As a tribute to President 
Sills, the Masque and Gown is 
going to give an all alumni cast 
production at Commencement, an 
idea never tried here or anywhere 
else, according to all reports. The 
lead role will be taken by Dr. Ross 
MacLean '39, who played the part 
esiras 01 ine ""'•" " ••"-" j during his undergraduate days. Dr. 
s * art ! d _ laS *, 5^tJ"SS MacLean is to be the head of a 

new Veterans Administration Hos- 
pital for tuberculosis which will 
open in June in Baltimore. 

The play will be given with a 
student cast at Ivy to make sure 
that all the sets and props are 
feasible. The students will also 
give the first Commencement per- 
formance and the alumni will take 
over for the second. This scheme 
will insure understudies for any 
alumnus who is forced to drop out 
at the last minute. 

The problem of rehearsals has 
been solved in an ingenious fash* 
ion. Copies of the script with some 
stage business will be sent to all 
the cast, and they will arrive in 
Brunswick a week early for more 
intensive rehearsals before the per- 

The cutting and editing of the 
play has been done by George Roy 
Eliot, one of the foremost Shake* 
spearean scholars in the country, 
who taught here at Bowdoin before 
the late Professor Chase, and who 
recently retired from Amherst 
where he taught Shakespeare for 
many years. Mr. Eliot is the author 
of a recent study of Hamlet entit- 
led "Scourge and Minister", and 
this will be the first time his in- 
terpretation of the play has been 

"Hamlet" will be given at both 11 " "«*_ PP*"", » 

„ w„„o„™...„ ~s c- „_ Charles S. F. Lincoln 91, who tra 

Bates Raiders Enter 
Campus Taking Off 
Fraternity Treasures 

An unidentified number of stu- 
dents from Bates College invaded 
the campus Sunday' night, causing 
a small amount of damage and tak- 
ing several trophies and pictures. 

The Beta, Chi Psi, and Zeta Psi 
houses were visited and each suf- 
fered the loss of pictures, carica- 
tures, or athletic trophies, but al- 
most all of these were returned. 
The Chi Psi house is still missing 
several trophies. 

Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick 
said that the College plans no offic- 
ial action, but that the Student 
Council plans a letter to the Bates 
Student Council asking the return 
of the missing property. Dean Ken- 
drick emphasized, however, that 
college action would be forthcom- 
ing against any student who might 
attempt recriminations. 

It was reported to the Student 
Council that the Bates action was 
prompted by a gorup of Bowdoin 
students who previously had tak- 
en several freshman caps from 
Bates students. A freshman, Ray- 
mond Morant, was captured and 
taken to the Bates campus, but 
was returned without incident. 

Munn Chides Students 
On Liquor And Books 

Professor Norman L. ^Munn, 
speaking in chapel last Friday, 
October 12, chastized Bowdoin stu- 
dents for their "anti-intellectual 
and pro-drinking attitudes," but 
he praised them also on many oth- 
er points. 

Bowdoin students have a "high 
level of intelligence and are gen- 
erally well mannered and honest." 
Prof. Munn asserted. Yet, he con- 
tinued, this is counterbalanced by 
the "resistence most students have 
towards acquiring knowledge." 

Professor Munn also lamented 
the esteem in which excessive 
drinking is held in the minds of 
many students. Fraternities en- 
courage this attitude, he conclud- 


Jim Gaston of the Camera Club 
has announced that there will be 
an organizational meeting of that 
group in the Moulton Union con- 
ference A at 8 p.m. Wednesday, 
October 17. 

Bowdoin Plan Brings 
More Foreign Students 

Six new students from foreign 
countries are attending Bowdoin 
this year, thanks to the Bowdoin 
Plan, a system of scholarships 
which enables men from other 
countries to obtain a year of 
education at Bowdoin. 

The six new foreign students are 
Bey Channes Chobanian from Iraq, 
Chi Psi; Anthony Ewart Frank 
Cornwell from England, Psi Upsil- 
on; Wilhelm Bernhard Fux from 
Austria, Zeta Psi; Clemens August 
Heusch from Germany, Alpha Tau 
Omega; Dionyssios Kotsonis from 
Greece, Sigma Nu; and Pertti Ol- 
avin Lipas from Finland, Delta Up- 

Six other foreign students who 
have been here for one semester or 
more are Herbert Tun-Tse Kwouk 
from China, Beta Theta Phi; Mori- 
yama from North Ryukus, Kappa 
Sigma; Edmond Elowe from Iraq. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon; Vladioust- 
sicos from Greece, Alpha Rho Up- 
silon; Nguyen Ngoc Linh from Viet 
Nam, Alpha Delta Phi; and Nak- 
ane from Japan, Theta Delta Chi. 

Sullivan Offers New 
ORIENT Positions 

Several new opportunities for 
non-writing work on the ORIENT 
were outlined by Editor-in-Chief 
Roger W. Sullivan '52 at a staff 
meeting last Monday evening. 

Undergraduates interested in 
personnel or printing experi- 
ence were offered opportunities to 
obtain career backgrounds accord- 
ing to a revised ORIENT staff 
polioy, disclosed Editor Sullivan. 
"Although we always attempt to 
find positions for students interest- 
ed in the various phases of writ- 
ing, there also arise many functions 
of exclusively a business nature 
which requires no talent especially 
with written words," he explained. 

Students planning careers in 
personnel or selling may find jobs 
open for them in organizational 
work with the reporters. Thos\? 
interested in practical experience 
in the printing business may learn 
the fundamentals of print shop 
procedures by helping to set up the 
ORIENT at The Brunswick 
Record's shop and office Future 
salesmen and advertising agents 
are urged to spend several hours 
a week in the advertising depart- 
ment of the ORIENT by Robert 
E. Gray '53, Business Manager of 
the ORIENT. Other functions such 
as copy writing, headline writing 
offer experience valuable in any 
business career. 

Editor Sullivan described the 
ORIENT policy of attempting to 
find a job for the particular in- 
terests of each undergraduate who 
offers his services. Unlike many 
cqllege newspapers, the ORIENT 
strives to keep the staff informal 
and flexible so that the talents of 
its members may find their proper 

Any student who believes he 
might profit from editorial or 
business aspects of ORIENT work 
are urged to speak briefly with 
the staff members at any of their 
weekly meetings held Wednesday 
evenings at 10 o'clock in the 
ORIENT office, basement of 
Moore Hall. 

for the 

D. C. Agostinelli 

veled from Brunswick 

Students, dates, and faculty 
alike were inspired to cheering 
heights by the Bowdoin cheer- 
leaders, augmented by several im- 
promptu megaphone-wielders*. 

The after-game festivities were 
somewhat complicated for the visi- 
tors since victory celebrations were 
foiled by Parents' Day teas in all 
of the fraternity houses. After 
eating in the several strategically 
located restaurants. about Amherst 
and Northampton, the Bowdoin 
contingent returned to the rival 
campus to discover the fraternity 
houses nearly barren of the Am- 
herst brothers who were either 
secluded in their rooms or attend- 
ing a concert given by the Am- 
herst singing group. 

The visiting Bowdoinites wan- 
dered about the picturesque cam- 
pus during the evening, moving 
from house to house, singing their 
own College and fraternity songs, 
and praising the prowess of their 
team. The bulk of the Bowdoin 
guests gathered in the T.D., Beta, 
and A.D. chapter houses but many 
others moved to the University of 
Massachusetts campus where the 
post-game festivities were some- 
what more intensified. This campus 
was especially attractive to those 
students without dates. 

During the evening the Amherst 
D.Q.s and the Meddiebempsters 
joined forces for a song-fest on the 
third floor of the A.D. house. After 
the impromptu concert most of the 
remaining party-goers were at- 
tracted by the dance floor at the 
Beta house. Many Bowdoinites re- 
turned to the Brunswick campus 
happily humming "Halls of Ivy", 
which seemed the most favored 
selection on the Beta juke box. 

The influx of Amherst parents 
and Williams grid fans caused the 
plans of many Bowdoinites to be 
radically altered, as sleeping ac- 
commodations were found to be at 
a premium. Several young men 
sought accommodations in the Am- 
herst Ghapel until the Chi Ps^'s 
providentially issued mattresses 
and, blankets to those still wander- 
ing about. Everything from car 
seats to* padded hallway benches 
were finally utilized for sleeping. 

The Sunday departures varied in 
time from nine in the morning un- 
til three or four o'clock in the | 
afternoon, the interim time being Work is proceeding rapidly on 
spent on the campuses of surround- 1 the new chemistry building, and 
ing colleges. Parks around North- 1 the entire job should be completed 
ampton were the scene of several | on schedule for the opening of col- 
especially happy, gamboling i ege next fall barring shortages of 

Council Nominations 
Are Jordan, Wilder; 
Dean Ends Sat. Cuts 

The student council, last Mon- 
day, Oct. 15, nominated the fol- 
lowing: president, Merle R. Jor- 
dan '52, and Truman N. Wilder 
'52; vice president, Campbell B. 
Niven '52; secretary-treasurer, 
Menelaos G. Rizoulis '52. The loser 
of the election for the president's 
position automatically becomes 
eligible for the vice-presidential 
election. The election date is set 
for next Monday, Oct. 22. 

In this same meeting the Dean 
told the student' council that he 
wanted all students with automo- 
biles on the Bowdoin campus to 
register them with him immediate- 
ly. Dean Kendrick also informed 
the student council that the ad- 
ministration would not allow ex- 
cused absences to those students 
who travelled approximately 225 
miles to cheer their team to vic- 
tory at the Amherst football game. 
Moreover, he announced that the 
administration would definitely not 
allow unexcused absences to stu- 
dents . attending the Bowdoin- 
Williams ft>otte»H-game next Sat- 
urday, Oct. 20. 

Dean Kendrick also informed the 
student council that he wanted 
house presidents to confirm their 
faculty advisors with himself. He 
also emphasized that the adminis- 
tration would not tolerate any- 
public drinking by students — par- 
ticularly at athletic contests. The 
Dean also wanted the students 
who stole the two rural mailboxes 
to return them to their owners. 

Members of the student council 
for 1951 are Merle R. Jordan '52, 
Truman N. Wilder '52, Campbell 

B. Niven '52, Menelaos G. Rizoulis 
'52, Gordon Hale '52, Robert S. 
Linnell '53, Robert B. Gibson '52, 
Hugh H. Pillsbury '52, Burton A. 
Nault '52, David A. Carlson '54, 
David H. Woodruff 52 and Dayton 

C. Wolfe '53. 

Acting President till the elec- 
tions is Stuart B. Cummings '52. 

Chemistry Building 
Plans On Schedule 

groups, reports verified. 

Keene, Selya Elected 
By The Independents 

Among those elected by the In- 
dependents at their first meeting 
of the year to serve for the fall 
semester are David S. Keene '53, 
President, and Paul S. Selya '52. 
Student Council Representative. 

Other men elected at the meet- 
ing, held on Monday, October 15, 
are Vice President. Charles Ran- 
lett '54; Secretary-Treasurer, 
Miguel E. de la Fe '54; White Key 
Representative, James L. Fickett 
'55; and Student Union Repre- 
sentative, George E. Berliawsky 

Keene, a resident of Wellesley, 
Mass., is a James Bowdoin Scholar 

building materials 

Despite the scarcity of such im- 
portant building materials as steel 
there have been no holdups in the 
rate of construction of the chemis- 
try building. 

With the walls up and the roof 
nearly on, the exterior of the "L" 
shape building is nearly completed. 
It is planned to have the major 
portion of construction completed 
by next June. This would leave 
next summer for the equipping of 
the building. 

The building, which will cost in 
the neighborhood of $1,000,000 
when fully equipped, is being con- 
structed to the south and cast of 
the Classroom Building on a plot 
of land adjacent to the Bowdoin 

When finished the building will 
have two floors and a basement. 
This basement will be fully above 
ground on the northern and east- 

Donald C. Agostinelli '53 is the 
winner of the James Bowdoin Cup, 
awarded annually on James Bow- 
doin Day. 

During the James Bowdoin Day 
exercises, this morning at Memor- 
ial Hall, held to honor the achieve- 
ments of 95 James Bowdoin Schol- 
ars, Agostinelli received the covet- 
ed award. Seven other men also 
received special recognition. 

Six men were honored for hav- 
ing maintained a straight "A" rec- 
ord through the two semesters of 
last year. Three of them, graduates 
of the class of 1951, received the 
award, a book bearing the plate of 
the Honorable James Bowdoin. 
They were James G. Blanchard, 
Roger N. Boyd, and Paul E. Cro- 

Two undergraduates who re- 
ceived the book for their two se- 
mester straight "A" record were 
William F. Hoffman '54 and Earle 
B. Crocker Jr. "53. A third under- 
graduate, Tage P. Sylvan '52, qual- 
ified, but received the book in 

Winner of the General Philoon 
Trophy, presented to that member 
of the Bowdoin ROTC who makes 
the best record at ROTC summer 
camp, was awarded to John L. 
Ivers '52. 

The cup, presented for the first 
time, was given by Major General 
Wallace C. Philoon, USA Ret^of 
the Class of 1905. This cup was 
originally presented to him and to 
Mrs. Philoon when they were sta- 
tioned ,in Peiping, China, thirty 
years ago. 

The name of Lieut. John H. 
Littlefield, USAR, and a member 
of the Class of '51, will be placed 
on the base of the cup as he was 
the outstanding member of the 
Class of '51 at the ROTC camp 
this summer. In this way the cup 
will bear the names of representa- 
tives of each class since the estab- 
lishment of the unit at Bowdoin. 

During the exercises, Raymond 
G. Biggar '52 responded for the 
undergraduates. Biggar was select- 
ed from among the James Bowdoin 
Scholars by the Student Council. 

Agostinelli, the winner of the 
James Bowdoin Cup, which is giv- 
en by Alpha Rho Upsilon, was a 
State of Maine Scholar his fresh- 
man year. He is a football letter- 
man, a defensive center of this 
fall's team; President of his class; 
a chemistry major; and a winner 
of the Orren C. Hormell Cup which 
is awarded annually to a member 
of the freshman class for high 
scholastic honors and skill in ath- 
letic competition. Agostinelli is a 
member of DKE. 

The invocation at the exercises 
was given by the Reverend Ernest 
A. Thorsell of the First Univer- 
salist Church of Portland, Maine. 

The Chapel Choir sang an ar- 
rangement of the traditional Po- 

lish hymn, "Gaude Mater Polonia." 
At a luncheon this noon at the 
Moulton Union, tendered by the 
College to the James Bowdoin 
Scholars and invited guests, Pro- 
fessor Warren B. Catlin spoke. 

The 95 Bowdoin undergraduates 
who have a general average of 
86% or who were added by their 
major departments, and therefore 
were eligible to be James Bowdoin 
Scholars are: Donald C. Agostin- 
elli '53, Richard H. Allen '54, Wil- 
liam H. Austin '52, David W. Bail- 
ey '54, Michael J. Batal Jr. '54, 
Raymond G. Biggar '52, Raymond 
M. Biggs '53, John D. Bradford '52, 
Edward M. Bresett Jr. '53, Carl A. 
Brinkman '54, Pajl P. Brountas 
'54, William A Erow.i '54, Peter 
Buck '52, Richord O. Card '54. Ro- 
bert E. Cetlin '54, Albert C. K 
Chun-Hoon '53, Charles A. Cook 
'53, Earle Bourne Crocker Jr. '53 
Thomas E. Damon '52, John 
Litchfield Davis '53, John G. Day 
*53, Peter B, Debe Jr. '44, Miguel 

E. de la Fe '54, Abraham E. Dorf- 
man '53, Gerard L. Dube '55, Ro- 
bert Dunlap '53, Guy T. Emery '53. 
Angelo J. Eraklis '54, Frank j! 
Farrington '53, James L. Fickett 
'55, James R. Flaker '54, William 
M. Gardner Jr. '52, Alfred A. Gas? 
'54, Richard T. Goodman '53, Joel 
H. Graham '54, Rcbert J. Grainger 
'54, Ronald B. Gray "54. Robert 
C. Grout '54, William A. Grove Jr. 
'54, Richard W. Ham '52, Richard 
S. Harrison '54, James E. Hebert 
'53, John A. Henry '53, Allen F. 
Hetherington Jr. '54, William F. 
Hoffman '54, Julian C. Holmes '52", 
Ralph A. Hughes '18: 

David M. Iszard '52. John L. 
Ivers '52, Merle R. Jordan '52, Da- 
vid S. Keene '53, Edward C. Keene 
'52, Charles C. Ladd Jr. "54, Robert 

F. Law '53, Normal A. LeBel '52. 
Martin G. Levine '33, Roy Gerard 
Levy '54, Haro'd N. Mack '53, John 
B. Malcolm Jr. '54, George Marcc- 
poulos '53, Wilmot B. Mitchell '53, 
Paul J. Morin '54. Karl M. Pearson 
Jr. '54. John C. Phillips '52. Thom- 
as' R. Pickering '53, Robert W. 
Pillsbury '54, George L. Reef '53, 
Donald L. Richer '52, Morrison S. 
Ricker '53, Herrick C. Ridlon "54, 
John A. Ritsher '52, Menelaos G. 
Rizoulis '52, Theodore M. Russell 

Robert B. Sawyer '54, Louis 
Schwartz '54, Philip Siekman Jr. 
"53, Richard J. .Smith '52, Law- 
rence B. Spector '54. Gordon W. 
Stearns Jr. '54, Harvey B. Ste- 
phens '55, Roger W. Sullivan '52, 
Richard E. Swann '52, Tage P. 
Sylvan '52, Charalambos Vlachout- 
sicos '54, Christian B. von Huene 
'54, Michael A. von Huene . '52, 
Bruce Wald '53, Roland G. Ware 
Jr. '54, Lewis P. Welch '54, Roger 
A. Welch '52, Louis A. Wood "58, 
Lyman K. Woodbury Jr. '54, Wil- 
liam F. Wyatt Jr. '53 

Prominent Educators Speak 
On Trend In Presidents 

". . . The average college or ,Uni- 1 that true, would it not rather be 
versity is thought of in terms of | an indictment of our universities 

than a call for a change i 
of president ? . . . . 

"And, personally, I should 
educational leadership ahead of 
mere administrative abifity; the 
latter can be secured, itcan l>e 
bought by a wise president to 
supplement his own qualities. The 
former is far rarer." 

Regarding mainly military men 

with the gift of choosing expert 

President Sills, who will retire in 1 aides, Mr. Deutsch said, "If it l>e 

its president. It is . . . length and 
shadow of the man who adminis- 
ters it." As O. C. Carm'ichael, 
President of the Carnegie Founda- 
tion for the Advancement of 
Teaching, said in The New York 
Times Magazine of September 7, 
1947. This statement is particular- 
ly applicable to Bowdoin today 
since there is a committee working 
to find a worthy successor to 

and is on the Dean s List He was j ern sides of the buildin g. The main 
the winner of the David Sewall entrance will be on the western 

£Tf!2^ *-^- Z lJ°l 1*™J?IT ! side faci "g the mai » Portion of the 

Bowdoin campus 

in English composition his fresh- 
man year. He served on the execu- 
tive council of the Independents 
his first year at Bowdoin. 

Selya, the new Student Council 
Representative, comes from Chest- 
nut Hill, Mass. He was on the Ivy 
Day Committee last spring and 
has helped with the production of 

The chemistry building, as can 
be easily seen, will be one of the 
largest buildings at Bowdoin. The 
frontage of the building is 142 feet 
and it runs back toward Harps- 
well Drive as much as 88 feet. 

Although some students have 
expressed wonder at the size of 

a number of Masque and Gown this building for the Chemistry 


A member of the ORIENT staff, 
Ranlett is from Bangor. He ran 
freshmen cross country last fall 
and was a freshmen manager of 
hockey and baseball. He was one 
of a group of three students who 
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Department, all space in the build- 
ing is completely assigned to meet 
the definite needs and require- 
ments of the department. 

The heart of the building will be 
the three large laboratories which 
will occupy the entire north wing. 
{ Continued on tage 4 ] 

1952. It is also interesting in the 
light of the trend of recent years 
toward choosing military or busi- 
ness men for college presidents 
rather than men with a back- 
ground in education. • 

This trend has caused a good 
deal of discussion on both sides. 
Those in favor of it have /men- 
tioned that American colleges and 
universities have grown so' big 
that a good administrator and a 
man with the known faculty for 
picking expert men to help him 
in the vast work of running a 
modern college is a neccessity. On 
the other side of the fence, Car- 
michael. also stated in his article 
in The New York Times Magazine, 
"One often hears the statement 
that what an institution needs is a 
good business manager; that the 
faculty can look after the educa- 
tional program. So prevalent in 
this view that higher education 
has often suffered serious injury 
when its leaderhsip is entrusted to 
one who lacks a fundamental in- 
terest in it." 

Added to this, Monroe E. 
Deutsch, Vice-President and Pro- 
vost Emeritus of the University 
of California, stated in an article 
in School and Society Magazine 
of October 25, 1947, "It may be 
argued that times have changed 
and our. . . .universities call for a 
different type of leadership. Were 

argued that the ability to choose 
good subordinates is one of the 
most important qualifications of an 
administrator, 1 would prompt y 
agree. But the fact that a general 
selects his staff wisely does not by 
any means prove that as president 
he would be equally successful ip 
naming his leading administrato-s 
and determining new appointments 
to the faculty." 

Considering the qualities a col- 
lege president should have, auth- 
orities on education seem to have 
similar ideas. Henry W. Holmes, in 
The School Administrator of Oc- 
tober 23, 1948, said, "There is no 
such thing as 'administration' in 
the abstract: there may be 'prin- 
ciples' of administration, and 
there may be 'administrative abili- 
ty'; but success in the actual man- 
agement of any enterprise depends 
on understanding the character, 
problems, history, and objectives 
of that enterprise. Running a 
school system is different from 
running a factory a hospital, a 
store, or a city. The only safe rule 
is to pick the head . . . from pro- 
fessional ranks." 

Monroe Deutsch. in the afore- 
mentioned article, said. "With 
host of institutions all over tne 
land, it should be possible to find 
men who have demonstrated suc- 
cessful administrative capacity in 
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Wednesday, October 17, 1951 

No. M 

&to*-tn-CUktt Roger W. Sullivan "52 

****>*&** Editors Robert L. Happ '53, Alden E. Horton, Jr. *53 

2»«*ta Editor .. Geoffrey P. Houghton '53 

N *w» Editors Ronald B. Gray *54. Horace A. Hildreth, Jr. '54 

Thomas Otis, Jr. '53, Charles Ranlett '54 

Assistant Kews Editor Charles E. Coakley '54 

Drama Editor - Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Musi© Editor Joel H. Hupper '54 

Book Revues Josiah Bridge '49, Ralph Hughes '48 

Reporters John C. Williams '52, John W. Church '54, Theophilus 

E. McKinney "54, Leo R. Sauve "54, Riehard C. Gibson '54, 

Aides E. Riugquist '54 
»ports Reporters Herb Phillips *54, Howard S. Levine "54, William 

E. Curran '53, Frank N. Cameron '55, Joseph Y. Rogers '55 

Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Photographer Peter B. Smith '54 

('ompoaitloa Assistants Charles E. Orcutt. Jr. '54, B. Michael 

_ Moore '53 

Business Manager Robert E. Gray '53 

Editorial Advisor George Berliawsky '48 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper '54 

Co-Advertising Managers Frank G. Oswald '53, Donald A. Bucking- 

__ ham '53 

Flunky Charles W. Schoeheman "53 

The Need For Another Educator 

This is a year which will be remembered as one of the more 
important dates in the history of Bowdoin, not because this is 
the sesquicentennial year, for that commemorates past actions, 
but because this is the year of a new president. Alumni, students, 
and faculty members axe deeply concerned and the College itself 
seems to b« waiting to discover in what direction this new presi- 
dent will direct it. 

All of us should be deeply concerned about this choice for 
two reasons. Of primary importance here is that we are all 
Bowdoin men whose college is about to assume a new leader, 
and secondly, as citizens morally bound to leave the country in 
better shape than we found it, we should be worried about some 
of the present trends ip education. One tendency seems to be to 
choose a man from outside the ranks of professional educators 
•a president. Military men, business executives, and politicians 
have made college presidents as a result of a misconception 
that if a man can run a government, a business, or an army he 
can run a college. To carry this kind of reasoning to its logical 
conclusion it would seem that one could say that if a man can 
run a college successfully he could command an army, run the 
government, or direct a business with equal success, but capable 
as President Sills has been as president of Bowdoin he would 
be the first to admit that he has neither the training nor the nec- 
essary kind of ability to be the commander of the U.N. forces 
in Korea. 

The fallacy in the above kind of reasoning is an insidious one 
and lies, in part, in a fundamental weakness of the language. 
Often times, because we use the word "success" in all these in- 
stances we fool ourselves into thinking that we are talking about 
the same thing every time we use the word "success." What 
this fallacy amounts to, then, is this: to say that a military man 
would make a good president or that a good president would 
make a good general is to assume some universal quality they 
have in common. Such an assumption is neither logical nor il- 
logical; it is simply not true. Success must be measured within 
one field. A successful general is one who wins a good majority 
of the battles, a successful business man is one who Withstands 
the storm of competition and makes a great deal of money, and, 
in a democracy, a politician is successful if the people say he is. 

jHow can a successful college president be defined? The only 
answer is in terms of his qualities of moral and intellectual lead- 
ership. He must be "blessed with a divine madness" by which 
he serves an ideal in everything he does as president. In a word 
he must be a philosopher whose primary interest is the education 
of the young. Where could a more qualified man be found if not 
in the ranks of men who are already devoting their lives to edu- 
cation? These men all have the moral purpose'. The Committee 
of the President and the Governing Boards must decide which 
man has the vision. 

Quarterly Statu Sew 
In Future For *W 

This year the fall issue of the 
Quill is expected to come out 
around the middle of November, 
the deadline for material having 
been set as November 1st. This is 
being done in the hope of publish- 
ing at least three issues instead 
of the former two a year. Eventu- 
ally, the machinery may be geared 
for a quarterly publication. This, 
of course, depends on student reac- 
tion and participation — also on 
the Blanket Tax committee. 

It is not altogether fantastic to 
begin thinking on our own campus 
in terms of having a reputable lit- 
erary magazine. In the all-too- 
glorious past, the Quill has fluctu- 

ated between a select and detached 
group, to a much larger and more 
interested group, who have had to 
publish their work, when they 
could, ail in a lump. A quarterly 
about the only sensible thing, if 
the Quill is ever to become a stable 
and, at the same time, vital activi- 
ty on campus. 

We feel that since college is not 
only a training ground, but also an 
opportunity for the developing of 
interests, that is to say, a proving 
ground, that in a literary quarterly 
these ends may be achieved with 
far greater student interest. 

Robert L- Happ 

Josiah Bridge 
> Roger W. Sullivan 

Ralph A. Hughes 
Alan Hetherington 
Philip Siekman 

Presideat Sills Speaks 
Of Duty In Sua. Chapel 

la his first Sunday chapel ad- 
dress of the year President Ken' 
neth C. M. Sills took for his text 
the Scripture quotation "Wouldst 
thou watch with me one hour?", 
and then applied Peter's words tG 
present-day life. "Friendship is not 
a one-sided business", he said. 

President Sills said that no mat- 
ter how much of a success a man 
is in college unless he gives some 
time to help his friends he is a 
poor sort of person. He also men- 
tioned the obligations which all 
students should feel toward their 
parents and to God. If he does ac- 
cept the responsibility of his 
friendship his college career is a 
success, the President concluded. 

College Lecture Group j 
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To Sponsor Joist Talk 

The College Lecture Committee 
decided, in its meeting last Thurs- 
day, October 11. to postpone action 
on a Maine Social Science Group 
proposal to sponsor a joint lecture, 
since the lecture date is 9till ten- 

Mr. Philip Wilder, Assistant to 
the President, was chairman of the 
meeting. Members of the commit- 
"tee include Prof. Edward C. Kirk- 
land, Prof. Jean Louis Darbelnet, 
Prof. Alfred O. Gross, Associate 
Prof. Lawrence S. Hall, Assistant 
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1951 Bugle Obscene, Undignified; 
Quality Must Improve This Year 

Urged by undergraduate and alumni protests, the ORIENT 
would like to enter a formal and sincere protest against the gen- 
eral tenor of the 195 1 Bowdoin College Yearbook. "The Bugle." 

The reason for the ORIENTS delay in the mention of this 
serious topic is because it is not the ORIENT'S purpose so much 
to complain about last year's production but to issue a friendly 
warning to the 1952 "Bugle" staff that in all aspects, the dignity 
and tradition of the college should be maintained. This seeming- 
ly trite statement of policy seemed to play no part in the pro- 
duction of the last issue. 

The aensation caused by the 1951 annual because of its in- 
decent humor and generally poor arrangement caused reactions 
all the way from the college administration to the bull session. 
A petition denouncing "The Bugle" was entered to the ORIENT 
signed by every member of one fraternity's graduating class. 
The petition described the 1951 "Bugle" as a publication one 
would be ashamed to present to "his mother or girl." 

The ORIENT not only agrees that several of the articles, 
captions and photographs bordered on the obscene but also 
feels that it must register disapproval of many of its technical ar- 
rangements. The photographs generally were of the poorest 
quality, many of thorn were unfocused, some appeared to have 
come from those snap-shot machines found in all the larger rail- 
road stations. 

The selection of type was completely uncoordinated and the 
arrangement of pictures of extra-curricular groups was seem- 
ingly baaed upon the photographs on hand, not the compara- 
tive importance of the activities. There was absolutely no phase 
of the yearbook which deserved creditable mention according to 
the appraiaal of the ORIENT staff from either editorial, pic- 
torial or technical viewpoint*. 

In comparison, the ORIENT would like to applaud once more 
the 1950 "Bugle" edited by A. Reid Cross '50. The 1950 
yearbook combined friendly humor with conservative dignity 
in the best Bowdoin traditions. It sparked an otherwise tire- 
some scries of photograph* with the unifying bear cartoons, con- 
stantly maintaining, the seriousness of its purpose, however. 

The ORIENT, as well as everyone else connected with the-j 
sinceie interests of Bowdoin, would like to *ee more yearbooks 
like the 1 950 and no more Uke the most recent one. We urge 
t he pre*ent "Bugle" staff to begin their plana and arrange- 
ments *oon for an annual, which if nothing else, will not be an 
innult to the dignity of this institution. 

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By Jeff Houghton 

First worthy of mention in the Polar Bearings this xeer, is of course, 
the fine football team that Bowdoin and Adam Walsh has produced so 
far this year. It is quite obvious that this year's team has definite po- 
tentialities as a record breaker in scoring and a record breaker in all 
around excellence. Up to date at the finish of the Amherst game, 
Bowdoin has scored 120 points .and their opponents have scored 51 
points against Bowdoin, or 18 touchdowns for Bowdoin and 7 TD's 
against us. It should be observed that there are a lot of points scored 
against the Bowdoin team, but 35 of the 51 points were scored in one 
game, and most of the scoring took place when Adam Walsh was 
giving his second team some valuable experience. One more opinion 
is that it will be Very necessary to tighten up and drill our pass de- 
fense. It seems to be the principal weakness of the team at present. 

Judging by the scores made and teams encountered by the Univer- 
sity of Maine, it is felt that the Maine game aft Orono on Nov. 10 will 
be the game of the year as far as Bowdoin is concerned. This isn't to 
say that the next three games are going to be of minor importance. 
Maine beat the University of Rhode Island a couple of weeks ago and 
Rhode Island held NHU to a low score, beating them by a fair 
score last week. Last Saturday, Maine traveled to Durham and after 
sixty minutes of rough and hard fought football play, the score was 
0-0. The significance of this result is that pre-season predictions 
stated that NHU supposedly had the best small college team in the 
East. From there on, you may evaluate the strength of Maine. If the 
spirit and condition of the Bowdoin team remain at the high level that 
they are at now, an undefeated season is far from an improbability. 

A new change in the positions of the Bowdoin staff of coaches was 
noticed at the beginning of school this fall. Beezer Coombs, coach of 
the frosh football squad, changed jobs with Frank Sabasteanski, last 
year's varsity coach. Now Beezer is the offensive coach of the varsity, 
while Adam Walsh is still the head coach, but is devoting most of his 
time to the defensive team. Frank is coaching the entire freshman 

George Murray, co-captain of the football team and Art Bishop, 
driving fullback were mentioned as STARS in an issue of Collier's 
magazine this fall. This list of stars is also interpreted as a Little All- 
America team. 

MerJe»»Jordan was mentioned as being elected to the Alpha Tau 
Omega All-American basketball team. This also is an honor as some 
of the country's best basketball players happen to be members of this 
particular fraternity. 

The Independents will be represented in more interfraternrty ath- 
letics this year due to the large delegation of freshmen and increased 

Yesterday Will Cloney from the Boston Herald was on Pickard 
Field watching the varsity team scrimmage, because he is starting a 
column on New England college football teams. Today's issue of the 
Herald is carrying the write-up of the Polar Bears. 

Pre-Season Basketball 

Monday night, Bowdoin's bas- 
ketball squad held its first meet- 
ing. Coach Ed "Beezer" Coombs 
has called out his boys early to 
get them into shape with hope for 
a good season. These hopes are 
based on a strong return of letter- 
men plus sophomores from a good 
freshmen team. 

Mer'e Jordan, '52, leads the 
letter men for his second straight 
year as captain, his third varsity 
season. As we all know, Merle is 
one of the better all-around ball 
players in the state and he should 
have as good a season as last year, 
if not better. 

While there were only five let- 
termen at the meeting, they return 
with plenty of experience picked 
up last year as sophomores. 

Wally Bartlett '53 last years 
high scorer, gives Bowdoin its 
second great all-court man. His 
scoring punch was felt in more 
than one occasion. Louie Audet 
'53, despite his size, gives the team 
a good ball handler and a lot of 
pep. We all remember his 
"humiliation" of Shiro in the first 
Colby game last year. Jim Hebert 
'53, while not on the first team, 
was in there for a good portion 
of the time. Jim's scoring ability 
was a great addition in many of 
the close ones. Bob Brown '53 was 
one of our scrappiest players last 
year. While Bob's point-making 
was not as great as some of his 
teammates, he had few peers on 
the squad as to his defensive 
ability, especially his backboard 
work. Mickey We.iner '53 dicuYt 
see quite as much game time as 
some of his teammates, but the 
experience he picked u(p combined 
with this early start should pre- 
dict a much better season for him. 

There were lettermen who could 
not make the meeting for one rea- 
son or another. Among them was 
Jack Handy '52. Jack's height has 
been an advantage to the team on 
more than one time. Add this to 
the experience of last year and 
we may still come up with a good 
tall man on our side for a change. 

Football will be keeping Charlie 
Bennett '52, in condition, but when 
that is over we hope to see him 
on the court again. We also hope 
Charlie shoots a little more; he's 
got a good eye. 

Fred "Jumper" Flemming '53, is 
another hold out, preferring foot- 
ball at the present time. Fred 
should be a good asset this year, 
since he gained valuable know- 
ledge in defensive basketball, to 
go with his fine shooting. 

Ron Lagueux '53 missed his 
freshman year due to a football 
injury, hut he was beginning to 
develop at the close of last year's 
season. This year should be better 
than ever for him. 

Andy Lano '52. the last of the 
football players, will not be out 
for a while. Though he did not see 
too much service, Andy's set shot 
was well used in spots. We re- 
member one especially— at Wil- 

This brings us down to this 
year's hopefuls: the always trying 
batch of sophomores. It seems that 
Bowdoin basketball will finally 
come up with some tall men. 
Three were present at Monday's 

Bill Fraser '54: Bill we* one of 
the freshmen's top scorers as well 
as an efficient rebounder. 

Paul Brinkman '54: A late start- 
er last year in two games, Paul 
proved himself a capable ball play- 
er who should be a strong con- 
tender for this year's varsity. 

George Packard '54: George is 
another of the six foot group. He 

does a fine job on the boards and 
has a couple of good shots. 

George Mitchell '54: "Mitch" got 
off to a poor start last year due 
to a bad leg. As the season pro- 
gressed he turned out to be a fine 
play-maker and shot. 

Jim Flaker '54: Although Jim 
missed some olf the freshmen 
games due to an injury, his ability 
was well proven in the games he 
played. This year he looks better 
than ever. 

Also at the initial meeting were 
two boys who are new to the Bow- 
doin courts. Al Werksman and Jim 
Ladd. They will have to prove 
their worth, while fighting in keen 

Frank Vecella, John Friedland- 
er, and Eddie Stewart are expect- 
ed to come out later on when the 
football season is over. These 
three should be a great addition to 
a squad strong in ability and 
depth. There will be more men out 
as time passes and when the initial 
rush during the opening weeks of 
school eases off. A more complete 
list of candidates will be publish- 
ed in a later issue of the ORIENT. 

The Remaining Fall 
Athletic Contests 

Varsity Football Schedule 

Oct. 20 Williams Away 

Oct. 27 Colby Home 









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Oct. 18 Hebron Academy Home 

Bowdoin Wins Third Game; 
Lords Lose Royalty 46-35 

By Herb Phillip* 
Last Saturday afternoon, one of 
the great displays of offensive 
football took place as the Polar 
Bears of Bowdoin downed the Lord 
Jeffries of Amherst 46-85 at Pratt 
Field, Amherst, before a throng 
of 6000. The game was primarily 
an aerial contest with Bowdoin's 
Jim Decker and Jack Cosgrove 
out hurling Amherst's Bobby 
Davidson and Tommy Knight. 
Rqger Levesque, Polar Bear back, 
gave Amherst fans plenty of ohiils 
up and down their spines with his 
spectacular long runs. 

Outplaying Amherst from the 
very first whistle that started the 
game, Bowdoin ran up a 39-14 lead 
at half time, before going into the 
lockers. It appeared that our boys 
were going to hit the 60 point 
mark, but a stubborn Amherst 
eleven, pdaying against Bowdoin's 
scrubs, took the field in the second 
half and were determined to make 
a battle out of the game. The Lord 
Jeffries threatened up to the last 
three minutes until Lady Luck ran 
out and they found themselves on , 
the short end of a 46-35 score, los- 
ing to one of the best football 
teams produced by Bowdoin on the 

Amherst kicked off to Fred 
Flemming, who picked up the ball 
and ran it back 25 yards. Jim 
Decker sent Rog Levesque and 
Art Bishop through the Une for 
2 and 5 yard gains respectively. 
Then Jim took to the air and found 
Levesque clear in the .flat. That 
pass, plus a Decker to Bennett 
pass, put the ball on the Amherst 
13. Once again Levesque and Bis- 
hop went through the line for size- 
able gains. The payoff came as 
Charlie Bennett grabbed a Decker 
heave for the initial score of the 
game. Levesque kicked the ball 
through the uprights to make the 
score 7-0 in favor of Bowdoin with 
the contest only two minutes old. 

Jim McBride let off an end- 
over-end kick, which was picked 
up by 'Amherst soph Howie Kor- 
rell. Korrell was downed on his 
own 21. Now Amherst was going 
to try an offensive launch. David- 
son sent Vining and Korrell 
through the line but the Polar 
Bear's defense was invulnerable. 
Knight went back to punt for 
Amherst an** Co-Captain George 
Murray almost blocked it. As soon 
as the Polar Bears got their hands 
on the ball they were on the 
march. From their own 36 yard 
line the boys in black and white 
drove for another TD. It was 
marked by line bucks of Bish and 
Rog, 3 Decker passes to Bennett, 
Bish, and Rog, the last which ac- 
counted for the score. Rog's kick 
was wide, but the Polar Bears 
marched happily down the field to 
kick off once more to the Lord 

Amherst retaliated with a score 
a few minutes later. Vining re- 
turned McBride's kick to his 39 
yard line where he was stopped 
by McGoldrick. Davidson, the boy 
who paced Amherst's victory over 
Bowdoin last year, attempted e 
pass to Richardson, but Rog 
Johnson knocked it down. How- 
ever, after a 6 yard buck by Vin- 
ing, Davidson hit Richardson with 
an aerial at the Bowdoin 44 and 
he was immediately spilled by Jack 
Josgrove. Another Davidson to 
Richardson pass was completed, 
with Richardson, a lanky soph, 
making a one-hand grab. This put 
the ball on the Bowdoin 34 yard 
line. Bowdoin called time out, but 
the Lord Jeff's came right back. 
Then Davidson used three straight 
end-around-end reverses to put the 
ball on the Bowdoin 5. A David- 
son bootleg, a Korrell handoff, and 
an end run by Vining, accounted 
for Amherst's first tally. The 
scoreboard read: Amherst 7-VJsit- 
ors 13. 

While Amherst was still rejoic- 
ing from their TD, Bowdoin took 
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scrimmage — Bowdoin's 30 yard 
Mne, — Rog Levesque scampered 
straight through the center of the 
Une, accompanied by fine upheld 
Mocking, for a 70 yard TD. Rog 
also kicked the point and the Lord 
Jeffries were stunned to see them- 
selves down 7-20 at the end of 
period one. 

After an exchange of punts by 
Knight of Amherst and Decker of 
Bowdoin, Davidson, of Amherst, 
started to pass to Richardson and 
McGrath and it was the Lord 
Jeff's ball on the Bowdoin 48. 
Davidson, because he was hit from 
behind by Jim McCullum on an at- 
tempted hurl, was forced to kick. 
Art Bishop, " on a magnificent 
mouse-trap play, ran up to his 
own 36 picking up 16 yards. Leves- 
que, on a delayed buck, reached 
the Amherst 49 as the Polar Bears 
started another drive. However, 
Bowdoin was penalized 15 yards 
for offensive holding and that put 
the ball on the Bowdoin 37. Bish 
made two, and then Rog ran 61 
yards for a Polar Bear score. Rog's 
kick was successful and Bowdoin 
led 27-T. 

Amherst tried a few passes and 
runs but they were forced to kick. 
Flemming ran baek the punt 21 
yards to the Amherst 42 yard line. 
Jack Cosgrove, Decker's under- 
study, passed to Gordy Milliken, 
track star, in the flat for a TD 
covering 58 yards. Le\ , esque's 
extra point attempt failed, but the 
Polar Bears once again were pil- 
ing up the score to read 33-7, with 
a couple of minutes left to play 
in the half- Amherst came back 
with Richardson catching two of 
Knight's passes. (Knight now 
passing because Davidson was in- 
jured.) Then Knight pitched out 
to Jim Ostrander, who raced down 
to the Bowdoin 16 yard line. The 
next play marked the desires of 
every lineman. Jim McBride, left 
end, stole the ball from Tom 
Knight's attempted hand-off and 
went downfield 84 yards for a 
score. Levesque missed the extra- 
point and Bowdoin was ahead 39-7. 

Now Amherst worked from a 
modified "T" formation.- With 
fourth down and four to go, the 
ball on the Amherst 34, Knight 
took a chance and passed to Rich- 
ardson for a first down. Knight 
attempted another aerial to Rich- 
ardson but it just missed. Flem- 
ming spilled Ostrander on a pitch- 
out, and it appeared the Lord 
Jeff's threat was checked. How- 
ever, Knight threw to McGrath 
and the latter bulled his way 
downfield until forced out of 
bounds by Len MacArthur on the 
Bowdoin 48. Knight passed again 
to McGrath and the ball was plac- 
ed on the Bowdoin 8. After Vin- 
ing was stopped at the line of 
scrimmage by Co-Captain George 
Murray, Knight hits Richardson 
with a TD pass. Cattlet's place 

With Bowdoin leading Amherst in the fourth quarter, 99-91, Jack 
Cosgrove, Bowdoin sophomore quarterback, threw a flat pass near the 
sidelines to Mel Totnian for a touchdown. The picture shows Tot man 
with the ball nearing the ead sone, with Al Litchfield, (No. 44), com- 
ing up as interference for Totnian. 

kick split the goalposts and the 
score was 39-14 at the end of the 

Spirited by a pep-talk, Amherst 
fought back in the second half. 
Bowdoin kicked off, and im- 
mediately, Davidson, now recover- 
ed from his injury, took to the air. 
Fred Flemming intercepted one of 
his tosses at the Amherst 11 yard 
line. But on the next play Flem- 
ming fumbled and Bowdoin was 
on the defense. On successive line 
bucks by Korrell and Vining, 
Amherst was on the march. David- 
son passed to Knight for a 51 yard 
coverage and the ball rested on 
the Bowdoin 20. Davidson passed 
to Richardson in the end zone for 
a TD. Cattlet's kick was good, so 
Amherst was trailing 21-39. 

Cosgrove, soph signal caller, 
handed off to Vecella and Flem- 
ming after the kickoff, and the 
Polar Bears had a first down on 
the Amherst 47. A Cosgrove to 
Totman pass near the sidelines 
gave Bowdoin another TD and 
Levesque successfully made the 
extra point. Score: 46-21. 

Amherst gave up the ball on 
downs near the midstripe and 
Bowdoin tried to launch another 
score. But they fell short of a first 
down on the Amherst 39 and the 
Lord Jeff's had possession of the 
ball at the start of tae fourth 
quarter. Davidson started to pass 
once more. He hurled to Korrell 
and the ball rested on the Bowdoin 
32. Again Davidson threw to Kor- 
rell, who drove to the 19. Korrell, 
acting like a work-horse, was stop- 
ped at scrimmage on a line buck. 
Davidson passed to Korrell in the 
end zone and the latter caught it. 
Cattlet's kick was good and 
Amherst was rallying, now trail- 
ing Bowdoin 28-46. 

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Amherst victory, but hardly did 

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they know that Bowdoin's first 
stringers were sitting on the 
bench. Jack Cosgrove fumbled 
after the kickoff and Amherst 
started to move. Bowdoin forced 
Davidson to kick and the Polar 
Bears had the ball at their own 
20. But on the very first play 
Vecella fumbled and this enabled 
Amherst another chance to score, 
with the ball on the Bowdoin 25 
yard line. Davidson passed to {Car- 
rel and Richardson, and Richard- 
son's catch was good for 6 points. 
Cattlet, another Lou Groza, made 
it five for five in the place kicking 
department. Bowdoin fans started 
to visualize a potential upset as 
the scoreboard read: Amherst 35- 
Visitors 46. 

Coach Walsh sent in his varsity, 
taking no chances. After the kick- 
off Bishop fumbled on his own 38. 
However, Davidson, playing 
magnificently all afternoon, had 
his luck turned as his first pass 
was intercepted by Jack Cosgrove. 
The game was over after that play 
except for the final shouting and 
a matter of minutes. Bowdoin 
drove to Amherst territory, lost 
the ball on downs, and the referee 
picked up the ball to signify that 
the game was over. Final score: 
Bowdoin 46-Amherst 35. 

Fres* Cross Country 

As in previous years, this 
son's freshmen cross country team 
seems to be a well conditioned, 
thoroughly enthusiastic one. Coach 
Jack Magee has kept his charges 
in good shape by putting them 
through an exhausting program of 
a 2.4 mile run and several shorter 
heats each afternoon for the past 
two ^a^ks in preparation for the 
2.8 mile grind for future meets. 

Seven men comprise the SQUad. 
They have varied track back- 
grounds, some having run the 
shorter distances in prep and high 
school, others having covered the 
cross country distances before*. 
Those on the team are: 

Pete Bulkley, an experienced 
middle distance man from the Red- 
wood City on the west coast with 
considerable promise. 

Frank Cameron, a miler from 
Maiden, Mass,, has done extensive 
running. He captained the team 
at Maiden High. 

Charles Christie — a former 600 
yard dash man and middle distance 
from Moses Brown Prep in Provi- 

Mel Hodgkins — a former 220 
yard dash man and hurdler from 
Morse High in Bath. 

Hugh Huleatt — a three j«ear 
varsity man and captain of the 
cress country team at Braintree 
High. Hugh is also a champion 

John O'Brien — an experienced 
distance man from Reading, Mass- 
John has shown up well at practice 
this past week. 

Interf rater nity Results 

The fraternities opened' their 
football schedule last weak with a 
bang as all teams saw action. The 
scares were close with the excep- 
tion of the Sigma Nu - Deke clash, 
which would seem to show that the 
teams are pretty evenly matched. 

On Tuesday, the Zetes edged the 
ARU's by a touchdown, 14-7, while 
the AD* blanked Chi Psi, also by 
a touchdown, 7-0. 

The next day. newly-named DC, 
formerly known as DU, dropped 
their first game to TD by the 
score of 15-7. Kappa Sigma start- 
ed off on the right foot by defeat- 
ing ATO, 6-0. 

Thursday. P» U barely managed 
to tip Beta Pi. 21-18, but Sigma Nu 
had an easy time disposing of the 
Dekes, 37-7. 

Sigma Nu won the title last year, 
with Psi U finishing second. Both 
teams started well, holding identi- 
cal 1-0 records. 

The twelve fraternities are divid- 
ed in two leagues. In league A, 
there is the Delta Club, formerly 
known as Delta Upsilon, Zeta Psi, 
Theta Delta Chi, Psi Upsilon. Beta 
Theta Pi and Alpha Rho Upsilon. 

League B contains Alpha Delta 
Phi, Chi Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
Sigma Nu, Kappa Sigma and Alphu 
Tau Omega. 

Ken Winter — a promising cross 
country man from Ketonah Bridge, 
New York. 

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the fact that cigarette mildness can't be determined 
by a mere single puff or quick-sniff experiment! 
Millions of smokers, on and off the campus, have discov- 
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IT'S THE SENSIBLE TEST ... the 30-day 
Camel Mildness Test, which simply asks you to 
try Camel* as your steady smoke — on a day-after-day 
basis. No snap judgments. Once you're tried Camels 
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Tradition Sustained 

[Continued from Page 7] 
I also was care-free, unaware of 
the fine old traditions, and even 
more so, indifferent to all. 

However, as the incoming class- 
es behind you begin to enter you 
will realize more and more what 
Bowdoin means to you. Right now 
Bowdo|n cannot possibly mean as 
much to you as it does to the up- 
Perclassmen, as no * one loves a 
•chool at first sight. But getting 
back to hazing, one might say, and 
not without reason, that there is 
little connection between all this 
*nd the little duties you are polite- 
ly requested to perform and pecu- 
liar clothing apparel some must 
Wear. Notwithstanding, there is a 
connection. It definitely is two-fold 
In its function. First and by far 
the lesser of the two, is that it 
provides the brothers and upper- 
cla*smen with a little nightly am- 
usement which you might think is 
»t great expense to yourself, but 
this latter statement is a complete 
fallacy. I can sincerely assure you 
that most of the hazing is done in- 
differently and in a matter of a 
few months even you will have a 
difficult time remembering what 
was required of you. 

The second reason for hazing, 
and by far the more important, is 
to accustom you to what might be 
called the Bowdoin state of mind. 
That is, Bowdoin teaches a young 
person to be a patriotic and up- 
holding citizen of his country. Af- 
ter a few months of hazing, includ- 
ing seemingly ridiculousness, the 
number of students who are afraid 
to stand up and speak their mind 
on anything from sex to the for- 
eign policy question are negligible. 
Hazing in an indirect fashion also 
teaches you to respect the rights of 
others and have love for fellow- 
man, regardless of whom he might 
be. Or to boil it down to a single 
simple sentence, it teaches you to 
be a loyal and true Bowdoin man. 

Keene, Selya Elected 
By The Independents 

{Continued from Page 1} 
won the Abraxas Cup for Bangor 
High School last year. 

The Secretary-Treasurer, de la 
Fe '54, held the same post in the 
Independents last spring. Hailing 
from Havana, Cuba, he is a James 
Bowdoin Scholar and a member of 
the Glee Club and the Chapel 

Fickett, the White Key Repre- 
sentative, is from Portland. He en- 
tered as a freshman the summer 
trimester this June. 

Berliawsky, the new Student 
Union Representative, and a na- 
tive of Rockland, left Bowdoin in 
the spring of 1948 and returned 
for his senior year this summer. 
During his years away from Bow- 
doin he worked on the Washing- 
ton Star. While at Bowdoin he has 
taken part in the Masque and 
Gown and is now an editorial ad- 
visor for the ORIENT. 

Elected to the Executive Council 
of the Independents are Karl M. 
Pearson Jr. '54 and Bruce Wald 

Pearson, who took part in fresh- 
men football, is now a James Bow- 
doin Scholar and the secretary of 
the Rifle Club. He is from Haver- 
hill, Mass. 

Another James Bowdoin Scholar, 
Wald is chief engineer for BOTA 
and is from New York, New York. 

Appointed at the meeting to 
serve on the food committee are 
Peter D. Gittinger '53 and Her- 
bert A. Seaman '51. Gittinger is 
from South Orange, New Jersey, 
while Seaman, a resident of Lynn, 
Mass., is secretary of the Bowdoin 
Christian Association. 

Twelve Wild Tribes 

[Continued from Page /] 

While all these puberty rites are 
conducted under the watchful eye 
of the tribal chieftan, they are 
more directly supervised by the 
tribal high executioner who ste« 
that all these rituals are conduct- 
ed with the necessary rigor. In 
addition each fledgling is assigned 
a mentor, similar to the way each 
prospective member of the Koran- 
nas of South Africa' is given a 
Kabo* to ingrain into him the 
proper tribal spirit. 

Many tribes of the African and 
Australian continents have, as the 
culmination of their puberty rites, 
a ritual whereby the aspirant to 
manhood is forced to go off alone 
into the wilderness in order to 
prove his strength of character. 
This rite has its counterpart in the 
Androscoggin colony where it is 
known as the "quest." The only dif- 
ference with the Androscoggians 
is that they require the brave to do 
some arduous though useless task 
during the separation period. 

Having successfully met all these 
ordeals, the youth is now ready to 
occupy his place in the tribal coun- 
cils. A 

His final adoption into the tribe 
is done by a complicated and sa- 
cred ritual which varies from group 
to group. However, in all cases this 
ceremony is one in which the youth 
is instructed in the tribal lore. 
This includes the magic words, the 
secret signals, the sacred symbols, 
the tribal totems and taboos, etc. 
Homage is paid to the tribal an- 
cestors and the tutelary spirits are 
invoked. ^, 

Each tribe zealously guards its 
ritual and should any member be- 
tray it to an outsider, he is sub- 
ject to de-tribalization and banish- 
ment to the untouchables. 

The recruit is now a member and 
is entitled to wear the insignia. 
While most tribes of Africa and 
Australia merely paint the em- 
blems on the new warrior, one of 
the Androscoggin societies brands 
its symbol on the initiate's arm. 
But no matter how rigorous the or- 
deals are the new member feels 
that they were worth it for he 
knows that now he is a man among 

Trend In Presidents 

[Continued from Page 1~\ 
an important post and at the same 
time have thought deeply and wise- 
ly on the educational problems of 
our times.' Such men would I urge 
as those to whom trustees should 

Bernard Kohlbrenner, in School 
and Society of ttetober 23, 1948, 
stated the significant fact that out 
of the presidents of the 32 member 
institutions of the Association of 
American Universities, only four 
were men without an educational 
background. These universities 
constitute the most highly esteem- 
ed organizations in the country. 
Mr. Deutsch added that all six of 
the presidents of recent times who 
are generally considered to be the 
top men in this field, were scholars 
and further pointed out that in his 
opinion the reason that the day of 
the great college president is over 
is that so many institutions have 
imported men from other fields. 

The job of a college president is 
a broad one and one that has a 
good many requirements. O. J. 
Carmichael's definition states that, 
"Flexibility, patience and tolerance 
are required of one who not only 
holds his position but inspires the 
loyalty and support of the diverse 
elements that make up the col- 
lege or university community." 

Making Book 


THE SKA ABOUND US, Rachel I thing ah understatement when the 
Carson; Oxford University Press, devastating effects of tides, tidal 

New York 1951 280 pp. (bibli. A 
index, tncl.) 

This is a story about the world. 
Geological fact, speculation and 
sea lore are combined in an in- 
telligible and absorbing manner to 
develop a biography-of the earth. 
On an informative level the story 
is a success from the standpoint 
of both the scope and the organiza- 
tion of the subject matter, but 
even more gratifying is the style 
in which the information is pre- 
sented. In the first half of the 
book, which is a history of the 
earth from its creation some two 
billion years ago, "Mother Sea" 
is portrayed in a deep and impres- 
sive perspective as the mother of 
life on the planet. An outline of 
the text in terms of subject mat- 
ter would sound tediously like any 
standard textbook in the natural 
sciences, but it is just on this 
point that the guiding genius of 
the author is supreme. There is 
not a dry line in the book. 

The combination of geological 
and biological evidence with 
general hypotheses designed to re- 
late and explain these evidences is 
an achievement of no small worth 
in itself. Rock formations, the 
composition of various layers of 
the earth, comparisons of plant 
and animal life at various depths 
from sea-side to the regions where 
sunlight loses itself, and the 
migration of the many monsters 
and creatures of the sea lead to 
conflicting and contradictory 
speculations as to the proper ex- 
planation of the earth's status. 
Despite the potential and real 
wrangles on these subjects the 
story is coherent and evenly-paced 
from the Archeozoic to the Cen- 
ozoic Era. And more than merely 
coherent and well-paced, because 
of these millions of years of 
hypotheses, a startling effect cf 
bold relief is realized in the dis- 
cussions of the second and third 
sections, "The Restless Sea" and 
"Man and the Sea Around Him" 
in which the action of the sea in its 
greatest depths is described in 
terms of physics and these actions 
are related to ecological problems 
of marine life and man. 

"The Restless Sea" is if any- 

Fair, Square And Even 

waves and storms are considered. 
The occasionally disastrous re- 
sults — from the human stand- 
point — of oceanic excesses are in- 
credible in the amount of damage 
they cause and in respect of the 
enormous force of nothing hut 
ocean waves. Waves dashing 
hundreds of feet into the air hurl- 
ing great stones through the air 
and dashing hundred-ton boulders 
up onto beaches are some of the 
more * spectacular occurrences. 
"Moon waves," submarine waves, 
water mountains, resacas, tsun- 
amis and currents are less specta- 
cular perhaps, but they are all in 
all more important in their effect 
on weather and climate. There is 
a possibility that the emigration 
of herring from the Baltic to the 
North Sea in closing years of the 
Middle Ages was caused by some 
such phenomena as submarine 
waves. The whole conception of 
waves of water moving vertically 
through great heights* is not over 
fifty years old and the meaning of 
this type of wave motion has im- 
plications for every phase of 
human life. 

Man is interested, too, in the 
apparent fact of an earth that is 
growing steadily warmer, and the 
answer to this riddle lies in the 
sea evidently. If future problems 
of man may be decided by the 
sea, answers to many questions 
about past races of men may well 
be buried on the continental 
ledges which during at least one 
recession of the sea from the con- 
tinents may have been inhabited. 
Miss Carson brings many— even 
most — of the questions baffling 
naturalists and archaeologists to 
the sea for answers. The over-all 
tone of "The Sea Around Us" is 
that of a biography written by an 
ardent and life-long admirer. The 
reader, too, is compelled to a 
similar wonder if not admiration 
and the quotation from Melville 
which opens the second chapter of 
the book is the keynote in tone 
for both author and reader: 

"There is, one knows not what 
sweet mystery about this sea, 
whose gently awful stirrings seem 
to speak of some hidden soul 

I never realized that Captain 
Twig was batty until one morning 
in the dead of winter. I think it 
was winter, but I hadn't been out 
of the ward room since we sailed 
— I was forever behind in decod- 
ing efficiency reports. Back at 
Pearl (that's the nickname for 
Pearl Harbor) they used to laugh' 
in their Singapore Slings when I 
told them sheepishly that I had to 
decode efficiency reports. However, 
the Captain said it was according 
to regulation, and besides, Twig 
spoke only to the exec, and the 
exec spoke only Hottentot (or ra- 
ther a dialect thereof, but that 
makes no difference here), well, the 
exec wrote out the reports in his 
native tongue (he was sore all the 
time), I had them translated via 
blinker lights to the flagship where 
there was a Hottentot cook; the 
cook translated the messages very 
efficiently, but when they were re- 
ceived back on board by Sparks 
(the nickname for the radio oper- 
ator) not by radio, mind you, but 
wrapped around a salami sandwich 
sent by breeches buoy from the 
flagship (for you see Sparks was 
very fond of this delicacy, "Salami 
and watercress" was the message 
he wired to the flagship every 
evening as he sucked on a pepper- 
mint stick in the radio shack; ex- 
pectantly he would await a reply, 
"Rye or whole wheat?", but I 
fear we are getting sidetracked 
from the narrative. 

form, he mutinied. I can hear his 
voice reverberating through the 
innards of the ship to this day 
(perhaps because he is locked in 
the refrigerator), "Go get your 
own snowballs. Twig, you batty 
bum." And Twig did go get his 
own snowballs from that day on. 
And every time he goes to the re- 
frigerator to get another smooth, 
rounded, globule of ice, he quotes 
his favorite section of the naval 
code, and flings two snowballs at 
the indignant "Bats", chained to a 
mammoth block of lemon sherbet. 
The court martial is over now, 
and Spring has come, although I 
am not too sure. The block of lem- 
on sherbet has long since been de- 
voured by the crew, and old Shun- 
derson has finally thawed. Twig 
was discharged after the trial, and 
is testing ice pellets for a New 
York rainmaker. Peace has at last 
come to the ship, and the last effic- 
iency report has been scrapped 
from around the last salami sand- 

Freshman pledges of the Zeta Psl Fraternity a* part of their hazing 
learn to keep the grounds looking neat. They are: David A. Pyle, 
Peter VanOrden, Russell B. Crowell, John H. Ingraham, and Austrian 
foreign student Wtlhelm B. Fu.x. These activities will last for all pledges 
at Bowdoin until the day before the Bates game when the men will 
become members of the fraternities. 

Reed's "Daughter" Staged 
Again For Frosh Smoker 

Chemistry Building 
Plans On Schedule 

[Continued from Page 7] 

These three laboratories will be 
used for chemistry 1-2, organic 
chemistry, and analytical chemis- 

Found elsewhere in the building 
will be smaller laboratories, class- 
rooms and offices, the Chemistry 
Department library, and a lecture 
hall seating 150. 

Construction on the building 
started during the spring with the 
first earth being turned for the 
cellar hold on March 21 of this 
year. The construction is being 
supervised by the firm of Barr, 
Gleason, and Barr of New York 
and Boston. The architects for 
the chemistry building are college 
architects McKim, Mead, and 

..Of its own free will Beta (a 
chapter of the Delta Gamma Delta 
Sorority) had taken in two negro 
members. The national organiza- 
tion gave it the choice of expelling 
these two members or of sur- 
rendering its charter. Beta voted 
unanimously to surrender its 

charter we think Beta deserves 

a pat on the back for standing up 
to its convictions in a matter that 
does have more than a little social 

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Class Of '56 Expected 
To Be Similar To '55 

Hubert S. Shaw, Director of Ad- 
missions, announced recently that 
by and large, admissions to the 
Class o£ 1956 will take the same 
form as admissions this year. 

Of course there are factors 
which will have to be considered, 
such as future draft laws and their 
effect on high school seniors, but 
in all probability, out of the 850 
applicants {here will be 220 fresh- 
men entering Bowdoin next fall, 
said Shaw. 

The two admission officers plan 
to visit over 200 high schools on 
the Eastern seaboard as far South 
as Washington, D.C., before Christ- 
mas. In the early months of the 
new year, schools as far west as 
Chicago will be visited. 

The college is liable to lose sev- 
eral upperclassmen under the pre- 
sent draft laws, Shaw went on. 
This will bring up the problem of 
how to keep up the enrollment and 
still maintain the standards.* The 
college has decided definitely, 
maintained Director Shaw, that 
no matter what the enrollment, 
"Bowdoin will still adhere to her 

Using a novel idea for a fresh- 
men smoker, the Masque and 
Gown presented Mark Reed's "Yes, 
My Darling Daughter" Monday 
night in the Moulton Union. 

Most of the same cast of this 
summer's productions of the play 
acted again. Perhaps the best de- I 
scription of the cast was the per- 
fect well roundedness of it. The 
characters all seemed to fit per- 
fectly into their roles, and with 
such old favorites as Catherine T. 
Daggett, David Osgood '54, and 
Ed Cogan '51 acting again, the 
play came off with an almost 
professional air. 

Mrs. Daggett, as Ann Murray, 
the advising mother who couldn't 
allow herself to permit her daugh- 
te*r to follow her example, was 
superb in both diction and her 
stage actions. Both humor and 
seriousness were handled by her 
in such a way that you felt she 
was living the part. Dave Osgood, 
in a purely humorous part, did one 
of his best jobs of acting on the 
Bowdoin stage. His English accent 
and mannerisms were completely 
natural Li his portrayal of Titus 
Jaywood, Ann Murray's old lover. 
He was exceptionally excellent in 
getting the laughs that his role 

Trudi Bean playing the role of 
Connie Nevins, the oft-divorced 
aunt, handed in another good job 
although she did overplay her part 
a couple of times. As the play 
centered about the troubles of El- 
len Murray, Nancy Lyons had one 
of the most difficult parts to 
handle especially as she had to 
balance the humor with her more 
serious role. Off to a rather slow 
start, she gained confidence 
every minute, and she ended by 
admirably handling a hard part. 

The three other participants 
who had somewhat less important 
roles, although there was no really 
minor character except for the 
maid, completed the cast. Ed Co- 
gan as the father, Lewis Murray, 
an explosive, logical man, gave a 
polished "performance. He ranked 
equal with Mrs. Daggett in giving 
a very lifelike portrayal of real 
life. Jim McBride '53 acted the 
part of Douglas Hall, Ellen's lover. 
Due to his relative inexperience 
on the stage, he was quite stiff, 
but showed great promise for the 

future. As the really only minor 
character, Nancy McKeen played 
the part of the Scottish maid with 
a very good accent which had been 
well tutored by Mr. Blake, a new 
member of the faculty in tne 
philosophy department from St. 
Andrews University in Scotland. 

It was wfnter when I first real- 
ized that Twig was batty. I knew it 
was winter because he constantly 
turned two snowballs over in his 
hands — a significant sign, for we 
were at the equator and he had the 
steward make him snowballs by 
the dozen In the refrigerator. The 
lemon sherbet incident in which he 
had every quart searched for a 
piece of peel and the purple stain 
affair of which we have said so 
little had labelled Twig as^sycho, 
but it was not until the Shunder- 
son incident that we were sure. 
Shunderson was called "the Bat" 
by most of the men, and oddly 
enough Shunderson by most of the 
women, I mean, by the Captain. 
Twig shouted down the steps into 
the wardroom one morning in the 
winter, "Shunderson, come up here 
immediately, and bring my snow- 
balls." Now it was uncommon on 
the ship to have a man of so many 
years in the service as "Bat" on 
the snowball watch, but he had 
been caught with his tongue hang- 
ing out, had* been quoted the Naval 
code, in Hottentot, and put under 
strictest discipline, "Snowball 
Watch", two words which brought 
chills to thevery fingertips of the 
crew. Now"^$at" was not one to 
anger easily, but when he had been 
given this despised task to per- 

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New Debating Topic 

Professor Albert R. Thayer has 
announced that the topic selected 
for his debating teams this sea- 
son is: Resolved "That the U.S. 
adopt a permanent policy on price 
and wage control." 

The only debate scheduled be- 
fore Christmas is on November 30 
with Bates College at Lewiston. 

John D. Bradford '52 and Edmond 
N. Elowe '53 will argue in favor 
of a policy of total conscription in 
time of war. . 



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College Glee Club Large; 
Extensive Tour Planned 

The Bowdoin College Glee Club 
this year is one of the largest in 
the history of the College, having 
at present an enrollment of about 
130 men. As is to be expected 
from such a large turnout, there 
is a profusion of new material 
which makes the 1951-52 season 
a promising one. 

The Club- dedicates its entire 
season this year to President Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills, who will retire 
at the end of the current college 

Tentative soloists for this year 
are David Hoerle, '54, tenor; 
Donald Hay ward, '54, baritone; and 
William Hill, '54, bass. The ac- 
companist for the Club is Gordon 
Stearns, '54. The Club, through- 
out this year and the next, will be 
working in preparation for a joint 
concert with Bryn Mawr in the 
spring of 1953 in Town Hall, New 

The concert season will be 
officially opened this year with 
the Monsanto broadcast on Sunday 
afternoon, November 11 from 1:30 
to 2:00 o'clock. It will be a live 
broadcast, open to the public. 

The Club has the responsibility 
this year of opening Monsanto's 
1951-52 series of "Songs from New 
England Colleges." Monsanto 
termed the Bowdoin Club one of 
the few capable of preparing a 
concert in time for the beginning 
of the broadcast season. Whereas 
Bowdoin terminated the series 
last year, Yale, which has opened 

Delta Sigma Replaces 
Temporary Delta Club 

The "Delta Club" changed its 
name officially to "The Bowdoin 
Chapter of Delta Sigma" last^eek 
at a special meeting. 

Delta Sigma will have the same 
constitution and policies as Delta 
Upsilon with the exception that 
the "membership in this fraternity 
will truly be open to any duly eh- 
rolled male student." 

On Thursday evening the Broth- 
ers and Pledges of the Delta Club 
convened to change this temporary 
name to a permanent one. Delta 
Club was an extemporaneous name 
being used for identification pur- 
poses after affiliation with Delta 
Upsilon was severed and until a 
permanent name could be chosen. 
Since Bowdoin is a Fraternity Col- 
lege, the name Delta Club would 
be misleading and thus discourage 
potential pledges. Pi Tau Iota was 
first under consideration because a 
good motto could be derived from 
it; however, the ill sounding name 
was rejected. The names were fin- 
ally limited down to three: Kappa 
Phi, Delta Delta Epsilon, and Delta 
Sigma. After a lengthy discussion 
of these three a vote was taken 
and Delta Sigma was chosen. 

The Delta Sigma house severed 
its affiliation with Delta Upsilon 
Fraternity this Fall after a year 
long controversy around the pledg- 
ing of a negro. This step was tak- 
en after all hope of reaching an 
amicable solution of the problem 
within the Fraternity had been 

the series for the past two years, 
will close this Monsanto season. 

The entire Club of 130 men will 
perform on this Monsanto pro- 
gram. No cuts toward the work- 
ing nucleus of 70 will be made un- 
til after the broadcast, although 
the quartet trials will already 
have been held by the time of the 

A practice concert will be held 
in Yarmouth on Friday November 
16. This event is to be a solo con- 
cert, no girls' college singing . in 
conjunction with the Bowdoin 

Because of the fact that Director 
Frederic Tillotson is on a pseudo- 
sabbatical leave during the first 
semester of the current year, there 
will be no Messiah Concert this 

In the reviewing for midyear 
exams, the next concert will not 
be held until Friday, February 15, 
when the Club will give a program 
as part of the Biddeford concert 

On Tuesday, February 26, a con- 
cert will be given in Augusta. 

The first joint concert of the 
year will come on the following 
Friday. February 29, with Pem- 
broke at Providence.' The Mozart 
Requiem, which the Club is al- 
ready rehearsing, will be perform- 
ed for the first time at this con- 
cert. 4 

The annual campus concert will 
take place on March 8 with Brad- 
ford Junior College; the Mozart 
Requiem will be performed on the 
occasion also. 

The Club will perform in a two^ 
day choral festival at Mount Holy- 
oke College, in South Hadley, 
Massachusetts, on Saturday and 
Sunday. March 22 and 23. The 
Saturday concert will be secular 
the Sunday one a performance of 
the Requiem. 

A choral festival, according to 
the sage definition of Professor 
Tillotson, is "a campus promenade 
consisting of dances, parties, 
meals, and girls." 

Following is the itinerary for 
the spring tour, which incident- 
ally, is the longest in the history 
of the Club: 

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — April 6. 
Skidmore (Saratoga Springs, iN. 
Y.)— April 7. 

Syracuse, .N. Y. — April 8. 
Buffalo, ,N. Y.— April 9 and 10— 
three concerts. 

Elmira College (Elmira, N. Y.) 
—April 11. 

Wells College (Aurora, N. Y.)— 
April 12 and 13 — two concerts. 

The season will close with the 
annual concert with the Boston 
"Pops" Orchestra, on May 15. the 
day before Ivy Houseparties. 

The repertoire for the Club this 
year will feature the Mozart 
Requiem, which will be performed 
seven times in all: at the Campus 
Concert (with Bradford), and 
with Pembroke, Holyoke, Wells, 
Elmira, Skidmore. and Buffalo 
State Teacher's College. 

The Bowdoin programs will be 
roughly as follows: 

1. Diffusa est Gratia — Nanino 
i Echo Song (AntiphomO) — 

[Please Turn To Page 4) 

Meddies Select Grove 
And Hamilton To Sing 
With Group This Year 

Art Grove and Bob Hamilton 
were recently invited to join the 
Meddiebempsters from over some 
twenty men trying out. 

The two positions in the double 
quartet were vacated last year by 
Uie graduation of Don Moore, and 
Angus Johnston. Last spring Bob 
Forsberg, Deke '53 and Gordon 
Stearns, Delta Sigma '54 replaced 
two other graduates. Being aided 
and abetted by the four new men 
are five returning "lettermen". 

Singing in the bass section pres- 
ently are John Nungesser, Deke 
'54, Dave Osgood, T.D. '54, who has 
been doing a superlative job as 
business manager since succeeding 
manager and arranger Bill Gra- 
ham, and Ron Lander, A.D. '52, 
whose own inimitable solos have 
bolstered such radiant numbers as 
"When Frances Dances With Me". 
Ron is presently engaged in writ- 
ing a musical witn the assistance 
of Gordie Stearns. 

In the baritone department are 
the two men who joined last 
spring. Bob Forsberg, Deke '53, 
and Stearns, who is presently 
tackling the chore of arranging 
new songs for the Meddies and 
revising oW arrangements. 

The 2nd tenor section is sup- 
ported by Pete Race, Deke '52, who 
is the current director of the har- 
monizing group. Art Grove will 
sing 2nd tenor with Race. 

In the 1st tenors will be John 
Morrell, who has done quite a 
"job" here at Bowdoin. Johnny 
has played above-par football for 
three years until he was seriously 
injured in a pre-season scrimmage 
this year. He is also Vice Presi- 
dent of the Glee Club and Presi- 
dent of the Sigma Nu House. John- 
Bob is a T.D., class of '54, and 
ny is well known and liked in many 
circles at Bowdoin, but perhaps he 
is most celebrated for his melan- 
choly solo on "Imagination". Sing- 
[ Continues on Page 4 ] 

Grizzled Veterans Discover 
Eph Parties Move Fluidly 

By John C. 

A somewhat smaller, but de- 
finitely more experienced group of 
Bowdoin students made the trip 
to Williamstown, Massachusetts 
for the Bowdoin-Williams football 
game last Saturday, October 20. 

The exodus started Friday at 
about noon and continued until 
Saturday morning. Many of our 
grizzled veterans decided that the 
better method of attack for an 
away football game was to break 
up the ride, and thus campuses of 
the various girls' schools lying 
along the route were deemed fair 
game Friday night. Boston and 
Bradford were the outstanding 
targets for the early travelers. 
After overcoming the handicaps of 
the nose dive on the Mohawk trail 
the entourage descended upon the 
Williams campus in time for hear- 
ty breakfasts at the several frat- 
ernity houses. The first of several 
William houseparties was in pro- 
gress and the plentitude of dates 
and strolling couples was remark- 
ed upon by many of Bowdoin's 
veteran observers. 

Most of the Bowdoinites spent 
the morning acquainting them- 
selves with the environs of our 
neighbor to the south. 

The afternoon was bright and 
warm and the stands on either 
side of the field were filled to capa- 
city. The Bowdoin stands, while 
quite vocal throughout the game, 
were somewhat disorganized be- 
cause of the lack of cheerleaders. 
A few punitive attempts to incite 
the crowd were made by interest- 
ed students and alumni but the 

attempts were unsuccessful. Post- 
game celebrations were strong and 
well organized, with cocktail 
parties being held at a number of 
houses. The Beta's, Chi Psi's. 
A.D.'s, Psi U's from Bowdoin 
found their respective chapters at 

Williams '52 

Williams in the thick of the social 
swing, with perhaps the largest 
(crowd at the A.D. house, due to 
its proximity to the field of play. 
After excellent suppers and a 
flurry of phone calls to Benning- 
ton, the Bowdoin adventurers de- 
cended upon the following houses 
in quest of "the dance"; T.D., 
Delta Psi. Zeta Psi, Deke. Phi 
Delt. Phi Sigma Kappa, and the 
Garfield Club. Although the party 
maintained the usual fluidity of 
movement, almost everyone found 
himself at the Deke house at some 
time during the course of the eve- 
ning. The music there was provid- 
ed by the Purple Knights, the Wil- 
liams dance band, and all present 
agreed that it was fine. 

The next port of call for the 
visitors was the all-night diner in 
North Adams. This handy stand 
seemed at times to be the scene 
of a reunion, with the recent 
graduates predominating. Having 
paced themselves according to the 
standards of a Bowdoin house- 
party, our weary students were 
surprised to find that their hardy 
compatriots are allowed to con- 
tinue festivities until four o'clock 
in the morning. Most of our men 
resisted temptation, however, and 
took to their couches until morn- 

Sunday morning is celebrated at 
Williams with the traditional milk 
punch, and it was only with the 
greatest regret that the Bowdoin- 
ites refused the many kind invita- 
tions to stay in order to get an 
early start on a gruelling ride. 

All those present agreed that the 
weekend was a fine one, and that 
we owe a great debt of gratitude 
to the undergraduates of Williams 
for having made us feel so wel- 

Bates Incident Ends 
As Stolen Articles 
Returned To Campus 

The issue concerning the group 
of Bates students who paid a visit 
to several of the fraternity houses 
here a few nights ago and made 
off with various house articles was 
brought to a close this weekend. 

Stuart B. Cummings, President 
of Bowdoin's Student Council, dis- 
closed the official ending of the in- 
cident early this week, after con- 
ferring with Bates' council presi- 
dent. As is generally known on 
campus now, several students from 
Bates, comprised mostly of juniors, 
sneaked into five or six of Bow- 
doin's fraternity houses and made 
off with trophies, busts of alumni, 
flags, and even a freshman from 
Theta Delta Phi. Arriving on cam- 
pus at two o'clock on Saturday 
morning, October thirteenth, they 
found most fraternity men away at 
Amherst, making it easier to enter 
the houses. Claiming later that the 
whole episode was a retaliation to 
an incident involving the taking by 
Bowdoin men of several Bates 
frosh beanies, the Bates pranksters 
returned the freshman hostage un- 

For action settling the dispute 
Dean Nathaniel C. Kendrick turn- 
ed complete responsibility over to 
the Student Council. President 
Cummings then compiled a list of 
the missing articles, sending it 
with a letter to the president of the 
Bates Student Council demand- 
ing return of all stolen goods, plus 
full apology for the whole affair. 
The following Wednesday saw the 
return of practicaly all the loot 
save a few things from the Zeta 
Psi and Chi Psi houses. An apology 
was made on behalf of the entire 
Bates student body. 

The affair obviously violated an 
agreement made a few years ago 
between the student councils of 
Bowdoin, Bates, Colby, and the 
University of Maine. This "Maine 
Council" had passed regulations 
minimizing the possibility of such 
destructive action brought on by 
inter-collegiate rivalry. The irony 
of the incident lies in the fact that 
a letter had been received here 
from the Bates Student Council 
the day before the mischief had 
taken place. In this letter the 
Bates Council reminded Bowdoin 
of the agreement and warned the' 
Student Council of the danger and 
bad feelings that often come from 
any rowdy action by one college 
against another, no matter how 
innocent the pranks may be them- 

The meeting of the two council 
heads plus the letter of apology to 
Bowdoin proved that the incident 
could be efficiently and calmly 
handled by students, ahd students 
only, of the two colleges. Although 
not directly concerned in the set- 
tlement of the affair. Dean Ken- 
drick did make it clear from the 
beginning that any action on the 
part of any Bowdoin student not 
involved officially in the settle- 
ment would be dealt with harshly. 

The incident now closed, it is 
hoped that no more of this rivalry- 
induced prank playing will take 
place, as the Bowdoin student body 
awaits the football game with 
Bates on November third. 

Student Council Elects 
Jordan '52 President 
To Replace Cummings 

Last Monday afternoon the Stu- 
dent Council elected its officers for 
the fall semester, choosing Merle 
R. Jordan '52 as president, Camp- 
bell B. Niven '52, vice president, 
and Menelaos G. Rizoulis '52 secre- 

After two organizational meet- 
ings at which Stuart B. Cummings 
'52, last year's president, presided, 
the council presidency was turned 
over to Merle Jordan. Merle is an 
A.T.O., President of the Class of 
1952, and the captain of this year's 
basketball team. Niven is a mem- 
ber of the Zete house and Menelaos 
Rizoulis is the representative of 
the Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

The major action taken by the 
Council was to draw up a list of 
the house presidents and the stu- 
dent council representatives. Such 
a list the Council considered con- 
venient for their needs as well as 
for those of others. The compiled 
list is as follows: 

Alpha Delta Phi, Reginald P. 
McManus '52, president, T. Neal 
Wilder '52, Student Council; Psi 
Upsilon. Richard A. Hall '52. Presi- 
dent. Burton A. Nault '52, Student 
Council; Chi Psi, C. Russell 
Kelleran '52, President, David H. 
Woodruff '52, Student Council; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, William G. 
Boggs '52, President, D. C. Wolfe 
'53, Student Council; Theta Delta 
Chi, Louis A. Wood '52, President 
Hugh A. Pillsbury '52. Student 
Council; Zeta Psi, John P. Hand? 
'52, President, Campbell B. NiveM 
'52, Student Council; Kappa Sig- 
ma, Alvin G. Clifford '52, Presi- 
dent, Menelaos G. Rizoulis '54, 
Student Council; Beta Theta PI, 
John L. Ivers '52. President, Rob- 
ert S. Linnell '53, Student Coun- 
cil; Sigma Nu, John B. Morrell '5fi, 
President, Robert B. Gibson '52, 
Student Council; Alpha Tau 
Omega. T. Peter Sylvan '52, Presi- 
dent, Merle R. Jordan '52, -Student 
Council; Alpha Rho Upsiloq. 
Leonard Bloomberg '53, President 
David A. Carlson '54, Student 
Council; Delta Sigma, John 41 
Ritsher '52, President, Gordon 
Hale '52, Student Council; In- 
dependent, David S. Keene '53, 
President, Paul S. Selya '52, StuV 
dent Council. 

Sills Troubled By College Drinking; 
Calls For Removal Of House Bars 

Best Couple Bar None 

Holds Their Existence Bad 
For Bowdoin's Reputation 

PROFESSOR AND MRS. JEFFREY J. CARRE dance to the strains 
of the singing fiddle in the basement of the New Classroom Building. 
Ever since some one told him that the square dance originated in 
France Prof. Carre has spent a good deal of time in an effort to 
become proficient in this delicate art form. 

Various Activities 
Planned FathersDay 

The highlight of the annual 
Bowdoin Fathers Day to be held 
this Saturday, October 27, will be 
the Bowdoin-Colby football game. 

Ojher events for the Fathers 
Day include a luncheon and the 
annual meeting of the Bowdoin 
Fathers Association. 

Before the game Saturday, 
many activities have been plan- 
ned to keep the fathers busy. At 
10:10 a.m. a special chapel ser- 
vice has been arranged for fathers 
and sons. 

Following this, the Peucinian 
Room in the basement of the new 
Classroom Building will be dedi- 
cated. The Peucinian Room, un- 
familiar to a majority of the stu- 
dents, is paneled in pine from 
several of the Bowdoin Pines re- 
moved several years ago when 
Harpswell Street was rerouted. It 
has been equipped by the Fathers 
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Union Comm. To Plan 
Party For Pres. 

"The program of the Student 
Union Committee this year will be 
highlighted by the celebration of 
President Sills' birthday and by 
the annual Convention of New 
England Student Union Commit- 
tees" annqunced John D. Slocum 
'52, president of that organization. 

The 1951 program will be inaug- 
urated by the Alumni Dance, which 
will be held in the Sargent Gymna- 
sium on November 3, the Saturday 
night of Homecoming Weekend. 
The Convention of New England 
Student Union Committees will be 
held during a three day period 
from November 29 to December 1. 
and will consist of speeches and 
conferences on subjects of mutual 
interest to the Unions. The com- 
mittee hopes to make President 
Sills' last college-sponsored birth- 
day celebration the best of his long 
tenure. This celebration will be 
held on December 5. 

The Union plans to continue both 
its regular prorgam of foreign films 
on Friday nights and the plan of 
having a series of short-subjects 
shown during examination periods. 
These foreign films programs will 
begin after the football season. 
Tournaments of pool, ping-pong. 
and bridge will also be sponsored 
by the Committee. 

A list of accommodations for 
any student's guests during the 
next two football weekends is 
available in the Union Office. The 
list includes room prices, address- 
es and telephone numbers. All 
those desiring rooms are urged to 

President Slocum stated that 
any suggestions for improvement 
of Committee service would be 
welcomed and asked those inter- 
ested to contact their house repre- 

New England Culture 
To Be General Topic 
Of Bowdoin Institute 

Highlights in New England cul- 
ture during the 150 years of Bow- 
doin's history will be the general 
topic of the Institute at Bowdoin 
next spring, it was decided at a 
recent faculty meeting. 

The topic for the Institute, which 
is held every two years, was chosen 
because of its timeliness with the 
sesquicentennial celebration of the 
college. The usual program of lec- 
tures and conferences will feature 
speakers on the art, literature, 
philosophy, religion, science, and 
music of New England from 1802- 
1952, the first 150 years of Bow- 
: doin. 

The faculty also decided at their 
i meeting that all men graduating 
in February will be required to 
take a comprehensive written ex- 
amination in their major depart- 
ment> The form of the examination 
is to be left to the discretion of the 
major department. 

A recommendation {rom the 
Blanket Tax Committee that all 
students of this 'year's summer 
school receive a rebate of $2.50 
was approved by the faculty. These 
students now at Bowdoin will be 
credited with that amount, and 
those not in college will receive 
checks for that amount. 

The question of a summer ses- 
sion for 1952 was referred to the 
Committee on Educational Policy. 
Their report will be acted upon at 
the February meeting of the Gov- 
erning Boards of the college. 

Hughes Deplores Lack 
Of Faith In Colleges 

The Very Reverend Dudley 
Hughes, Dean of St. Luke's Cath- 
edral in Portland, emphasized the 
lack of religious faith in his chap- 
el address last Sunday. 

He went on to tell the congrega- 
tion about the derivation of the 
word "school". "School" comes 
from a Greek word meaning lei- 
sure. Reverend Hughes declared 
that the average student today 
does not have much leisure but he 
has relief from the carts which be- 
set the average man who earns a 
living. He said that we should 
meditate more on religion in our 
spare time. 

The choir, under the direction 
of Assistant Professor Russell F. 
Locke, sang "Adoramus Te" by 

Art Building Exhibits 
Collection Of Japanese 
18th-19th Cent. Prints 

The current visiting exhibit at 
the Walker Art Building is a col- 
lection of Japanese prints. These 
prints are reproductions of the 
works of eighteenth — and nine- 
teenth — century Japanese masters. 
They have successfully copied the 
color and artistry of the originals 
by a remarkable and intricate pror 

For the curious student, this 
technique is demonstrated in the 
downstairs gallery of the museum 
by a series of prints containing 
the initial sketch of an owl, the 
intermediate stages of coloration, 
and, lastly the picture of the 
gorgeously-tinted bird in all its 
Oriental glory. 

As for the originals, they have 
an interesting history. Plentiful 
and worthless in their day, they 

' Last Friday, October 19th, in 
his chapel talk. President Kenneth 
C. M. Sills cited as an unsolved 
problem at Bowdoin, "excessive 
drinking and bars in fraternity 

The President expressed a belief 
the the very name of the bars had 
a bad connotation and an unfavor- 
able effect upon the college's rep- 
utation. The bars, now in use at 
Bowdoin, consist of structures in 
the fraternities' basement recrea- 
tion rooms and they are used as a 
cheeking service for individuals 
during the several football and 
houseparty weekends. 

Since only an "average" attend- 
ance was recorded at this chapel 
service and since many students 
were away over the following 
weekend, the full impact of the 
President's speech was not real- 
ized until Monday and Tuesday of 
this week. Several letters were re- 
ceived by the ORIENT in disap- 
proval of the President's com- 
plaints and dozens of verbal pro- 
tests were also registered to^the 

Most undergraduates protested 
over the notion that there was a 
drinking problem at Bowdoin. They 
agreed that removal of bars from 
the houses would not lessen the 
drinking situation. 

Many, however, did not fully 
understand the President's pro- 
posal, which was not so much to 
solve the drinking problem, but to 
improve upon the reputation of the 
college by eliminating the use of 
the word "bar" in connection with 
the college. 

The President said that he would 
present this issue to the Govern- 
ing Boards when they convene in 
February unless the students take 
some voluntary action in the mean- 

He cited two examples, which 
he called isolated but termed es- 
pecially significant. One was about 
a father who had decided against 
sending his son to Bowdoin because 

of the "unsatisfactory accounts of 
T!!* ^J? ™ P £ZJ? T J £*?: drinking" here. Another father, 

after sending his first son to Bow- 
doin, had become dissatisfied with 

ese exports to Europe. There 
found in Paris by Western artists 
such as Degas, Whistler, and Van 
Gogh, these exiled masterpieces 
influenced European painting with 
their fine drawing, color, and 
subtle composition. 

On the main floor a fascinating 
study in gray and white by Wins- 
low Homer and painted in 1893 
is on display. This painting, "The 
White Fountains at Night," was 
inspired by a scene at the Colum- 
bian Exposition and is suffused 
with a hazy, dream-like quality. 

Gilbert Stuart's portrait . of the 
founder of the college, James Bow- ! 
doin, is also on exhibition. Be- ' 
sides its artistic value,, this port- 
rait has an interesting tradition. 
For the past ten years, during 
James Bowdoin Week, it has been 
crowned with laurel by Mrs. Stan- 
ley P. Chase, wife of the late Bow- 
doin College professor who was 
largely responsible for establish- 
ing James Bowdoin Day. 

the conditions here, "particularly 

so far as drinking in the fraternity 
houses was concerned," that he had 
sent his second son elsewhere. 

The President then cited several 
things which should be kept in 
mind in regard to this topic: 

1) "The college has never given 
more than tacit consent to bars in 
the fraternity houses; that is, it 
has never approved them nor pro- 
hibited them. Personally, I think 
a mistake was made some years 
ago when the college did not take 
definite action to prevent bars be- 
ing placed in the fraternity hous- 
es. For that I assume my own 
share of responsibility and am 
ready to admit the mistake." 

2) The President next added 
that "we have all heard over and 
over again the arguments that 
bars help regulate the use of li- 
quor excessively'." He said he be- 
lieved that the argument that bars 
help to "prevent drinking down 
town" and all the others did not 
"amount to much" and that they 
have "done more harm than good." 

3) The President then maintain- 
ed that "nearly everyone admits 
that there is • too much drinking 
here as in nearly every other col- 
lege." He explained that drinking 
was not the worst college offense, 
"not so bad as dishonesty." He add- 
ed that there was not so much 
drinking here as at other colleges 
but he concluded that there was 
still too much. 

4) "We do not propose to pre- 
vent drinking in fraternity houses,'' 
continued the President, "but we 
think much would be gained if the 
bars, whose very name had a bad 
connotation, would be replaced by 
having drinks served from the 
dining room." 

In conclusion, the President an- 
nounced that he would speak to 
the Student Council and to the 
fraternity presidents about this 
matter. He expressed hope that 
"voluntary action on the part of 
fraternities will make it unneces- 
sary to place the problem before 
the Boards for consideration at 
their meeting in February." He 
finished by adding that he did not 
want to solve this matter by dic- 
tation, but by cooperation. 


All interested undergraduates 
and other members of the college 
community are invited to view a 
film concerning the living condi- 
tions in the Near East at 7:30 to- 
morrow evening in the Moulton 

This movie, entitled "Candle In 
The Dark", was produced by the 
Near East Foundation and is main- 
ly concerned with that organiza- 

i tion's philanthropic efforts in such 
countries as Greece, Syria, Leban- 
on and Iran. The Foundation 
works with the people of these 
lands directly, concentrating most- 
ly upon their general public wel- 
fare. Although the activities of 
this group are officially approved 
by the U.S. Government it receives 

no outside support from it . 

Many New England States 
Provide Frosh Quest Sites 

By Theophilus E. McKinney '54 

Bugle To Plan Issue 
Dedicated To Sills 

A completely new Bowdoin 
Bugle for 1952 developed around 
the Sesquicentennial Anniversary 
and focused on the tenure of 
President Sills will be discussed 
at the initial meeting of the 
Bugle Editorial and Business 
Staffs to be held next Tuesday, 
October 30, in Conf. A, Moulton 
Union, at 8:00 p.m. 

All students who consider them- 
selves capable writers or photo- 
graphers are very much in demand 
by the new board. 

Editor Anthony Kennedy, 3rd. 
'53 and Advertising Manager 
Richard T. Goodman. '53 believe 
that . it is the obligation of the 
Bugle to be capable of represent- 
ing Bowdoin in the best light, this 
being a combination of good judge- 
ment and taste. They state that 

this is a Bugle that must meet the 

challenge of the occasion. "If you 
feel yourself up to it, feel most 
cordially invited to Thursday's 
organizational meeting," Editor 
Kennedy urged. 

Although Bowdoin students are 
not recognizing any formal "hell 
week" this year, most of the cam- 
pus fraternities sent pledges to 
scattered parts of .New England 
in search of sundry items, includ- 
ing pictures, autographs, and 
ladies' unmentionables. It's a 
rumor that a few freshmen even 
crossed the border into Canada. 

At the suggestion of the College 
administration, the fraternities de- 
cided to 'curb somewhat the haz- 
ing activities on campus in order 
to allow freshmen to attend all of 
their classes. Though activities 
were restricted many of the 
fraternal groups sent freshmen on 
short educational trips. Some of 
these trips took them to nearby 
schools, particularly girls' colleges 
within a two hundred mile radius. 
A couple of freshmen made a trip 
to Wellesley. Mass. with instruc- 
tions to take pictures of Mary 
Lloyd Rhees. the girl who posed 
for the pictures which Life maga- 
zine took at Wellesley College. 

A large number of Bowdoin 
freshmen made trips to Boston. 
Several attended the Harvard- 
Army football game, where they 
walked across the field carrying 
a large Bowdoin Banner. This they 
did befere the game and during 
the intermission. The surprised 
Harvard fans and cheer leaders 
showed their disapproval by hastily 
sending the Bowdoin freshmen 
away. At the same time other 
freshmen found 
Harvard Medical 

their quest. One group sent a 
freshman to Middlebury (where 
the use of alcohol is strictly for- 
bidden) to give away cases of free 
beer and other forms of alcoholic 

The Freshmen that I really felt 
sorry for are the ones who had to 
walk along the railroad tracks all 
of the way from Portland to 
Brunswick in search for pennies 
which upperclassmen neglected to 
put on the railroad ties. A more 
interesting task, however, was the 
one undertaken by two freshmen 
who visited the nudist colony at 
Amesbury in search of pictures 
and other specific items of inform- 
ation. The freshman to be remem- 
bered is the one who came back 
with a moose crossing sign fol- 
lowed by a moose. Then of course 
there are the fellows who went 
to Boston for traffic signs, and re- 
turned to Brunswick followed by 
the Massachusetts State Police. 
One particularly educational er- 
rand was the search conducted by 
an industrious freshman to find 
three geodetic survey and -coastal 
markers in the Brunswick- jirea. 
After he found them, he made wax 
impressions of them, which he 
brought back for the approval of 

Then of course there are the 
pledges who were sent to the Uni- 
versity of Maine where they asked 
the girls to fill out personal ques- 
tionnaires of the Kinsey type. On 
themselves at ' the other side of the University of 
School looking ! Maine's campus, two other Bow- 

Cheerleaders Make Use 
Of Wieldy Megaphones 

With the football season already 
well progressed, the six Bowdoin 
cheerleaders have made notable 
use of their wieldy megaphones in 
cheering the team on to victory. 

Under the leadership of Truman 
Neal Wilder, Jr. '52, the 1951 
cheerleaders, Carl Dennison God- 
dard '53, Carl Emerson Roberts 
'53, Leonard Charles Mulligan '54, 
Hugh Francis Colliton '54, and 
Robert Russel Forsberg '53, usual- 
ly hold practice sessions once a 
week to go over the old cheers, and 
also to work on new ones. There 
are always six cheerleaders at 
every home game, and at least 
five at the away games; the boys 
receive an appropriation from the 
Blanket Tax Committee on their 
admission to each game. Cheer- 
leading is open to all students in- 
cluding Freshmen, although a 
Frosh has never become a cheer- 
leader in his initial year, and lasts 
only during the football season. 

for a human finger. They returned 
to Brunswick Sunday afternoon 
carefully guarding the object of 

doin freshmen measured the top 

floor corridor of a girls' dofmitory j 

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Debate Trials Planned 
For Next Wednesday 

Although the debate schedule 
for the coming year has not been 
definitely decided on, two debate 
trials have already been scheduled. 

The first trial, at which all un- 
dergraduates, including freshmen 
who wish to be considered for in- 
tercollegiate debating assignments, 
are asked to report, will be held 
Wednesday, October 31, at the 
Smith Auditorium between 8:00 
and 9:30 p.m. 

A second trial will be held on 
Thursday, November 15, from, 7:00 
to 8:30 pjn. This date is reserved 
for any freshmen who wish to 
postpone the trials until after the 
fraternity initiations or until after 
the first ranking period. • 

For the trials each student will 
present a five minute argument on 
some phase of that side of the 
national topic he prefers. He will 
also be given an opportunity to 
display his skill in refutation by 
being paired at the trial with a 
speaker on the other side. 

The debate topic for this year is: 
Resolved, That the Federal Gov- 
ernment Should Adopt a Perma- 
nent Program of Wage and Price 

Handbooks and other material 
on the question have been placed 
on the Debating Closed Shelf in 
the College Library. Further in- 
formation may be obtained from 
"Professor A. R. Thayer, at Room 
1 116 of the Classroom Building. 







Big Drinking Problem" Doubted; 
ORIENT To Poll All Concerned 

In his chape] talk last Friday, October 1 9, President Kenneth 
C. M. Sills said that there was a problem at Bowdoin which 
had bothered him for some time. This problem was "excessive 
drinking and bars in the fraternity houses." 

The ORIENT has not had sufficient time to effectively investi- 
gate this matter, but as a representative of student opinion it 
wishes to acknowledge the challenge Presidenr Sills has placed 
before the undergraduate body; a challenge either to prove it- 
*elf innocent of "excessive drinking" or to assist him by volun- 
tary action in remedying the situation. 

From the first few interviews (over 60) ORIENT staff mem- 
bers have been able to have with undergraduates, there was 
unanimous agreement of opinion that the Bowdoin students 
were More dependable and conservative in their actions than at 
any time since the war. Thus, they registered disapproval in 
principal of the administration's tightening up of its restrictions; 
they considered such action untimely. 

Each of the undergraduates thus far interviewed has also ex- 
pressed sincere disappointment at the President's criticism of 
campus drinking. It had been the general observation that the 
use of alcoholic beverages had been reduced since the hectic, 
war period to the point where commendation would have been 
deserved. It seemed rather disheartening to the student body 
after beginning a year in the most reserved fashion to be called 
to task for a problem it had believed was solved with the return 
of the college to normalcy. It is believed by many members of 
the Undergraduate community that if Bowdoin has an unfavor- 
able reputation with any outsiders, it is because of memories 
of this campus shortly after the last war when veterans and 
members of the armed forces figuratively ran both Bowdoin 
and Brunswick. The ORIENT believes that conditions have im- 
proved to the point where there is no problem to be acted se- 
verely upon and it will reinforce this opinion with factual re- 
ports in the next few following issues. 

The part of the President's "problem" concerning "fraternity 
bars" is obviously only a part of the supposed larger problem, 
that of "excessive drinking." The President admitted, however, 
that he did not plan to inhibit the drinking in general so much 
as he planned to rid the campus of the fraternity bars whose 
very name cause an unfavorable connotation upon the college's 
reputation. Most students interviewed protested his plan of re- 
moving the bars as any solution; most of them claimed that 
such action would only tend to decentralize the handling of 
liquor and spread its use throughout parts of the fraternity house 
more conspicious than the basement recreation rooms. 

The ORIENT will examine the evils of the present bar sys- 
tem and the probable results of their outlaw. It also hopes to 
prove statistically, by a series of reports, that the larger of the 
President's two problems, "excessive drinking," is comparatively 
noh-existent, that is when compared to 1 ) other schools today 
and 2 ) Bowdoin several years ago. 

The ORIENT will take polls concerning the various phases 
of this matter but it encourages undergraduates, faculty mem- 
bers, alumni and other interests connected with Bowdoin to 
take the opportunity to express their opinions on this important 
subject through this medium. It believes that it can be of espe- 
cial assistance to President Sills in solving this major problem 
by its capacity to tap various' Opinions and'fo sift proposals fori 
remedies from the Bowdoin undergraduates. 

Both the Student Council and the ORIENT' sincerely hope to 
take advantage of the President's offer for voluntary cooperation 
with him. They plan, by assisting to clarify the situation, to ef- 
fect favorable publicity which will in turn clear the reputation of 
Bowdoin if such is needed. 

I am aware that the criticism of 
fraternity bars is largely due to the 
fact that bars are called bars. Call 
them what you will, but their re- 
moval Wilt not be a step m the 
right direction. It is my sincere 
hope that the administration and 
'the student body will find common 
ground for an effective appraisal 
of the drinking situation, and that 
it will not be necessary for the 
college to restrict the many at the 
insistence of the few. 

William C. Rogers '52 

• • • 

Dear Sir: 

While most anyone here at Bow. 
doin would agree that Communism- 
is one of the hottest issues that we 
Americans face today, Hubbard 
Hall doesn't seem to think so. Nev- 
er has there been a problem that 
demanded greater study and atten- 
tion, and probably never has our 
library, so fine in many other re- 
spects, responded so weakly to 
such a demand. For it is a sad 
fact that our library carries none 
of the many official and semi- 
official magazines of American 
communism. » 



Wednesday, October 24, 1951 

No. 11 

Edttor-ln-Chlef ., Roger W. Sullivan '52 

Managing Editors Robert L. Happ "53. Alden E. Horton, Jr. '53 

Sports Editor :. _ Geoffrey P. Houghton '53 

News Editors Ronald B. Gray '54, Horace A. Hildreth, Jr. '54 

Thomas Otis, Jr. '53, Charles Ranlett '54 

Assistant News Editor Charles E. Coakley '54 

Drama Editor Jonathan Bartlett '53 

Music Editor , Joel H. Hupper '54 

Book Revues Josiah Bridge '49, Ralph Hughes '48 

Reporters John C. Williams '52, John W. Church '54, Theophilus 

E. McKinney "54, Leo R. Sauve '54, Richard C. Gibson '54, 
Alden E. Ringquist '54 
Sports Reporters Herb Phillips '54, Howard S. Levine '54, William 

E. Curran *53, Frank N. Cameron "55, Joseph Y. Rogers '55 

Photographer Julius W. Emmert '54 

Photographer Peter B. Smith '54 

Composition Assistants Charles E. Orcutt, Jr. '54, B. Michael 

Moore '53 

Business Manager . r i Robert E. Gray '53 

Editorial Advisor George Berliawsky '48 

Circulation Manager Bruce N. Cooper '54 

Co- Advertising Managers .... Frank G Oswald '53, Donald A. Bucking- 
ham '53 
i , t 

Letters To The Editor 

Dear Sir: 

I should like to take this oppor- 
tunity to say a few words with re- 
gard to the talk given by President 
Sills on the morning of October 19. 
Since this chapel delivery express- 
ed the views of the administration, 
it la my purpose to express what I 
believe to be the views of the stu- 
dent body. 

The Issue ingestion is directly 
aimed at removing the bars from 
fraternity houses. Secondarily it 
is hoped that this action will result 
in less drinking by the students 
and less damaging 4 putfllcity for 
the college. It remains -for us to 
consider, then, 1.) whether there is 
a 'drinking problem' at Bowdoin, 
and 2.) if there exists such a prob- 
lem, whether the bars are directly 
or indirectly responsible for this 
problem. ■ 

I feel, and the lack of sufficient 
statistical support gives me the 
right to nothing more than an 
opinion, that the problem is no 
more serious -at Bowdoin than at a 1 
majority of similar institutions 
throughout the East. This question 
must necessarily be appraised in 
terms of comparisons, and in this 
light the problem seems not to be 
a unique one. 1 shall assume that a 
problem of sorts does exist, but 

that it does not exist solely at 
Bowdoin and thus cannot be at- 
tacked as a singular, Bowdoin- 
produced evil. 

To get at the main point of 
discussion, I firmly believe that 
drinking, whether it be in the na- 
ture of a problem or not, is not 
likely to be diminished by the re- 
moval of fraternity bars. These 
bars were installed as convenienc- 
es, and from all that I have seen 
in three years, they have neither 
encouraged nor discouraged the in- 
cidences of drunken misbehavior. 
If, as has been suggested, drinks 
were to be served from the dining 
room, bars will have been removed 
in name only, and any problems 
now present on the campus will 
hardly have been attacked with 
any amount of success. 

It must be remembered that fra- 
ternity bars are not bars in the 
usual sense of the word. No liquor 
is sold over them; they merely 
provide a place where a student's 
own liquor, which I maintain will 
be consumed in any ease, is iced 
and carbonated for nothing more 
than hia convenience. They do not 
exert a moral influence on the stu- 
dent; this* influence must be from 
within the fraternity, class, and 
student body as a whole. 

This present situation Is even 
more dismaying when one remem- 
bers that this practice of exclusion 
has not always been library policy. 
In the post-war but ore-McCarthy 
period, Hubbard Hall displayed on 
Its shelves such periodicals as the 
Daily Worker, Masses- Mainstream, 
and Science * Society, all organs 
of American communism. Thus, di- 
rect contact with original sources 
was afforded any student or facul- 
ty member interested in studying 
domestic communism or any of its 
many aspects. 

Why has our library stopped 
taking these magazines and pap- 
ers ? Surely, it can't be that we no 
longer need them. Perhasp it is 
feared that these tainted writings 
might sow the wrong ideas in the 
impressionable minds of freshmen. 
But this was never the case be- 
fore, and, anyway, they could al- 
ways be kept under lock and key 
along with such dangerous books 
as the Kinsey Report and James 
Joyce's Ulysses. 

But whether flaunted under 
spotlight on the most open of the 
library's shelves, or hidden care- 

fully 20,000 leagues under the cel- 
lar, there should be some place in 
Bowdoin where the annals of Am- 
erican communism are available. 
In discontinuing its subscrip- 
tions to these magazines, the libra- 
ry —- _andwe«km^ti5ean_thatthe 

responsibility rests solely with the 
library •staff — has created a dan- 
gerous precedent This action 
might lead someday to the removal 
of Marxist books from the stacks. 
While this doesn't seem too prob- 
able at this writing, let us hot take 

any chances. Let us urge the li- 
brary to resume its subscriptions 
to these journals, no matter how 
obnostieus they may be to us per- 

sonally. Let us show that Bowdoin 
has no feqr about allowing its stu- 
dents to examine the other side. 
G. E. Berliawsky 


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By Jeff Houghton 

For several years now, the Bowdoin Sailing Club has been strug- 
gling along with the minimum of funds, minumum cooperation from 
the athletic department and maximum of troubles. 

The athletic department has refused to accept the club as an official 
athletic team, although they have given $500 to cover all expenses. 
These expenses are maintenance of the sailboats, transportation to 
away meets, the purchasing and maintenance of equipment other than 
the boats. This last category includes sails, dock, course markers, raft, 
storage bin for the equipment, and any number of small insignificant 
necessities. The boat maintenance includes rudders, painting twice a 
year, rigging, and lines. Last year they were able to purchase new 
center boards for the boats and also were able to build about ten feet 
of dock. In addition to last year's upkeep, the club deems it necessary 
to buy insurance on the five deteriorating sail boats and the gasoline 
powered launch. The booms of the boats will soon need replacing as 
they are now warped quite badly. The warping is not due to the lack 
of attention by the members of the club, because they have spent many 
hours just trying to keep the boats on top of the water. It might also 
' be said that all of the work done last year on the boats was done by 
the sailors themselves. 

This summer the boats were left out on the New Meadows River 
Basin for the convenience Of those who wanted to use them for pleas- 
ure sailing. Two of the club members were given the responsibility bf 
watching them to make certain that they were well taken care of. Un- 
fortunately they couldn't go out to the Basin every day, and conse- 
quently when Fred Brehdb, Commodore, returned for the fall session 
and checked on the craft the crash launch was at the end of the river 
in the weeds minus the motor and the raft was all the way across the 
river. This motor is worth about 150 dollars now and it is absolutely 
mandatory that it be replaced, if the club is to function at all in the 
future. It would be extremely poor judgement on the part of the direct- 
ors of the Athletic Department if they don't attend to this immedi- 
ately, for the present investment would be entirely wasted. These 
five sailboats are sailed every day during the fall and spring seasohs, 
and in addition they are used in races every other weekend. This is 
not an excessive amount of use, but they are sailed hard, and require 
constant attention from the various club members. 

The athletic department has a vast amount of Work to do, but they 
have only one alternative as far as including this sailing club with 
the regular scope of athletic teams. 

The transportation problem of the club is another gripe of the team. 
More than once, the officers of the club have been told that there isn't 
enough interest from the undergraduates in the club, so it is impossible 
to appropriate extra funds for the club. And the circle continues 
around so that if the condition of the club becomes much worse no one 
will be at all interested in sailing. No one can blame a freshman for 
not wanting to bother to make certain that he catches a car out to the 
New Meadows at a precise time each day. And if he does make it on 
time, all he has to look forward to is a little work on the boats and 
then a sail in a boat that Is inadequately outfitted. This inadequacy is 
a result -because he doesn't have enough interest in the dub. The 
club members certainly have tried to increase interest by offering to 
teach non-sailors how to sail; by starting interfraternity sailing, and 
by offering free transportation to and from the sailing waters. Once 
again, the Athletic Department doesn't like cal credit give to those 
learning to sail, yet they say that there isn't enough interest in sail- 
ing. Do they believe that it is more beneficial for those not participat- 
ing in varsity and freshman sports to go up to the gym and run around 
the track a few times and do a few setting up exercises? One member 
of the faculty called the sailing club boys "pseudb athletes." What are 
those who waste time going to cal? Give the sailing club an oppor- 
tunity and an official status as an athletic team and it will prove itself 
able to represent Bowdoin in a way in which the students and faculty 
will be proud. 
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toterfrat Pigskiwiers Williams Defeats Bowdoin 

Polar Cubs Reviewed 

Harold Anthony — comes from 
South Portland, went to Portland 
High. Played end for a while and 
then switched to half-back. 

John Bowler — London, Ontario, 
is John's home town. He went to 
Catholic Central High, where he 
played an end on the team. 

Sumner Burdett — plays guard, 
comes from Sanford. Went to prep 
school at New Hampton. 

Robert Burr — attended Phil- 
lips Exeter, lives in Winchester, 

William CaJ© — A center from 
Collingswood, N.J., where he went 
to high school. 

James Caliendo — plays half- 
back. Lives in Bangor, and went 
to Hebron Academy. 

Arthur Cecelskl — comes from 
Salem, Mass., went to Classical 
High. Plays guard. 

James Cook — hails from Read- 
ing, Mass., and was graduated 
from Reading High. Plays left end. 

John Cost — lives in Wiscasset, 
went to Wiscasset High. John is a 

Fred Coukos — a .half-back he 
went to Lynn English High. Lived 
in Lynn, Mass. 

William Crowley — a full-back, 
he comes from Somerville, Mass. 
Went to Boston College High. 

B. Currier — comes from Ames- 
bury, Mass., went to Amesbury 

Philip Day — Phil's home town 
is in Brewer, Me. He went to John 
Bapst, and plays a half-back. 

Robert Delaney — lives in 
Ridgewood, New Jersey, went to 
high school there. Plays an end. 

James Doherty — comes from 
Longmeadow, Mass., went to 
Springfield Classical High but was 
graduated from Deerfield. 

Anthony Funnetl — used to play 
back, but has been changed to a 
guard. Lived in Darlen, Conn., went 
to South Kent. 

William George — From Bel- 
mont, Mass., Bill plays left half- 
back. Went to Phillips Exeter. 

RaJlton Greenwood Jr. — A Gor- 
ham Senior High graduate, being 
a native of Gorham, Me., he is a 

Wallace Harper — Went to 
Shadyside Academy in Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. Plays guard. 

John Haynes — Comes from 
Dedham, Mass. Went to Dedham 
High, where he played an end. 

Donald Henry — From Lynn, ( 
Mass., he went to Lynn Classical < 
High. Sarted out as a guard, but 
now is positioned as a tackle. 

Russell Herrmann — Plays cen- 
ter, is from Winchester, 
Went to Hackley School. 

John Higgins — From Newton 
Centre, Mass., John plays in the 
position of quarter-back. Went to' 
Newton High. 

Burns Hovey — Playing quarter- 
back, he comes from Cyhwyd, Pa. 
Attended Lower Merion High. 

David Hutchlna — Comes from 
Winchester, Mass. Went to Win- 
chester High and to Hebron Ac- 
ademy. Dave is a guard. 

John Ingraham — Comes from 
Augusta, Maine. Went to Cony 
High and to Tabor Academy. Plays 

Dimitri Jeon — A tackle, he 
comes from Boston. Went to Phil- 
lips Exeter. 

John Mason — Lives in Free- 
port, Me. A guard, he went to 
Gould Academy. 

P. Malloy — Hamden, Conn, is 
hts home. He played quarter-back 
at Hamden High, where he attend- 
ed school. 

Douglas Morton — Lives in 
Schenectady. N.Y., and went to 
Nott Terrace High. Doug started 
out as a tackle,, but he playing an 
end here. 

Gabriel Peluso — Went to Lynn 
Classical in Lynn, Mass. Plays 

Loring Pratt — From Mamar- 
oneck, N.Y., he went to Mt. Her- 
mon in Mass. Plays tackle. 

Richard Robarts — A back from 
Rockland, Me., and went to Rock- 
land High School. 

Donald Roux — An end, went to 
Lewiston High In Lewiston, Me. 
his home town. 

' James Sacco — Another Lewis- 
ton boy, has played tackle and 
guard. He now plays guard. 

Harvey Stephens — From 
Springfield, Illinois. Harv has ro- 
tated between tackle and guard. 
He now plays guard. 

Richard Sttmets — A back from 
South Portland, he attended Wil- 
liston Academy. 

Keith Sturgeon — Comes from 
South Portland, Me. Went to South 
Portland High, where he played a 

Guy Sturgeon — From South 
Portland, Guy Is an end. He went 
to^outh Portland High. 

Mark Swage — Mark has 
switched from a guard to a tackle. 
Lives in Skowhegan, Maine, 
where he went to school. 

Prank Scarlera — Lives in Kear- 
ny, *N.J., went to Kearny High. He 
is a half-back. 

Milton Shattuck — Comes from 
Augusta, Went to prep school at 
Phillips Exeter. Milt was an end, 
but now plays tackle. 

William Sonia — Went to Lan- 
caster High fn Lancaster. Mass., 
where he lives. He is an end. 

Wallace Stoheman — A tackle 
from Albany, N.Y., Wally attended 
Albany academy. 

Robert Sttibba — A guard, he 
cames from Halldwell. He went to 
Hallowell High and then to Kents, 

Pan! Tflesta — From Medford, 
Mass., Paul is an end. Went to 
Brewster Academy. 

Peter Vaa Oruen — From Grand 
Mass. { Rapid*, Mich., Pete went to Grand 
Rapids Central High. He plays an 

Donald Walton, Jr. — Has play-; 
ed end, but he is now a tackle. 
Lives in Belmont, Mass. and was 
graduated from Case High. 

Curt Webber — Went to Edward 
Little, "where hi? >Iayed ten end. 
Lives in Auburn, Me. 

Andrew Williamson — From 
Waldoboro, Me., Andy is a full- 
back. Went to Lincoln Academy. 

Vie For 1st Place 

The Interfraternity Football 
League finished their second week 
of competition and leading the 
pack we find the Zetes on top of 
Division A; in Division B the Kap- 
pa Sig's and the A.D.'s are pacing 
the rest All these houses have 2-0 
records. Just a few days ago the 
Independents were admitted to the 
league. The Independents will play 
in Division A. 

The Zetes are operating on a 
two platoon system. On the offense 
are: Jack Handy, Fred Hoch- 
berger, Charley Hildreth, Bob 
Wray, Larry Dwight, and Bob 
Hazzard. Press Smith, Barry 
Nichols, Pete Southwick, Ben 
Brenton, Dick Gibson, and Uti 
Niven are on the defensive squad. 
End Jack Handy .is currently .the 
league's high scorer with 26 points. 
Last week the Zetes beat the 
T.D.'s 14-2. 

The Delta Sigma's also have a 
two platoon system. Dick Trussel, 
Jim McAdams, Louie Demetroula- 
kas, Dick McCusker, DUke Skin- 
ner, Bill Curran play on the 
offense. Oh defense Rusty Asdou- 
rian, Adie Asherman, Mike Batal, 
Denis King, Dick McCusker, Duke 
Skinner participate. They wallop- 
ed tiie Beta's 20-0 in their most 
recent outing. 

Another two\platoon house are 
the Psi U's. Al rletherington, John 
Slocum, Don Blodgett, Warf Mar- 
tin, Herb Cousins, and Ed Stewart 
compose the offensive six. Bob 
Harriman, John Williams, Jack 
Skull. Jack Sylvester, Del Dam- 
broise, and Marty Mitchell make 
up the defensive team. One of the 
spectacular plays in the Psi U's 
victory over the Beta's came when 
Warf Martin hurled a long aerial 
to Al Hetherington with 5 seconds 
remaining for a decisive T.D. Last 
Wednesday they played the 
A.R.U.'s in a 14-44 deadlock. 

This year the A.R.U.'s are more 
optimistic than last year. Although 
they lost their initial contest to 
the Zetes, they came back to tie 
the Psi U's. On the field we find: 
Lenny Bloomberg, Rod Simpson, 
Al Werksman, Doc Smith, Dave 
Wiess, Joe Rooks. Ted Howe, Lou 
Schwartz, Dan Miller, Phil Weiher, 
and Pete Forman. 

Despite a 1-1 record the T.D.'s, 
with such men as: Dick Marshall, 
Bill Fraser, Jay O'Connor, Cheeko 
Davis, and Dick Getchell, can't be 
overlooked. The Dick Marshall to 
Bill Fraser pass combination is 
one of the best in the league. The 
T.D.'s lost to the powerful Zetes 
last week 2-14. 

The Beta's have yet to win a 
game, losing their second straight 
to the Delta Sigma's 0*20. How- 
ever, a little more practice will put 
them right into the thick of the 
race. The players are: George 
Hyde, Bob Linnell, John Porter, 
Ben Ford, Ken Miller, and Brace 

The Kappa Sig's have thus far 
beaten the A.T.O.'s and the Sig- 
ma Nu's. The latter game had the 
only tally come on the first play 
of the contest which was a Fran 
Gerry to John Rowe pass. Both 
teams threatened to score several 
times, hut bad breaks interrupted 
their chances. The final score was 
7-0. The team consists of: Curt 
er, Fran Gerry, James Connelah, 
Rog Jutfas, and John Rowe. 

With Ray Petterson, Wally 
Bartlett, Jack Needham, Dave 
Webber, George Rizoulis, Al Full- 
Rogerson, Frank Pagnamenta. Jim 
Flaker, Bill Sands, and George 
Johnston, the A.D/s have won two 
straight games. In the victory 
against the Dekes, 12-6, Ray Pet- 
terson threw a pass to Jack Need- 
ham in the last minute to insure a 

The A.T.O.'s are batting .500, 
having lost their open to the Kap- 
[ Continues on Tmge 4 ] 



In Close Contest, 13-12 

Deep in the heart of the colorful 
Berkshire Hills in picturesque Wu> 
liamstown last Saturday, October 
20th, the Bowdoin Polar Bears 
came to their first defeat of the 
year rendered by Williams. The 
final score of the game was 13-12. 
For those Bowdoin fans who drove 
to the game, the beautiful scenery 
along the way almost counteract- 
ed the sorrow and disappointment 
inflicted by the loss of the game. ' 

The game began by Fred Flem- 
ming of Bowdoin receiving Wil- 
liams' kiokoff on the 15, and re- 
turning it to the Bowdoin 34. Jim 
Decker called a short series of 
varied plays and the ball was on 
the fifty for a first down for Bow- 
doin. Jim then tried a couple of 
passes and lost yardage for the 
Bears. Andy Lano punted to the 
Williams 25 which was soon back 
up to the 47 for a first down for 
Williams. Kulsar, Dorsey and 
Cramer were largely responsible 
for gains throughout the game. 
Cramer lateraled to Dorsey who 
ran to the Bowdoin 34 for another 
first down. A few plays later Kul- 
sar fumbled ahd Bowdoin recover- 
ed. Sixteen plays later after an in- 
complete pass to Spillane in the 
end zone and several passes arid 
runs, Charlie Bennett caught a 
Decker pass and scored. Leves- 
que's attempt to make the extra 
point was unsuccessful, as it went 
wide to the left of the goal post. 
Score 6-0. Jim McBride kicked off 
and the ball was returned to the 
Williams 32. Williams' Cramer 
and Dorsey worked the ball to the 
Williams 49 for a first down. Wil- 
liams reached the Bowdoin 44 but 
was forced to have Fletcher punt 
to the Bowdoin 2. Bishop went off 
tackle to the 12 for a first, then 
he went for a very nice 28 yard 
run to the Bowdoin 40. Charlie 
Scoville carried to the Williams 
48 for another first. A Decker to 
Bennett pass plus an around end 
run by Scoville moved the Polar 
Bears to the Williams' 26 and the 
first period ended. 

The shadows were lengthening 
already. Decker tried a couple of 
passes to Levesque and Scoville. 
Bishop took a handoff, but the 
total was only nine yards and it 
was Williams' ball on their own 
17. After an exchange of the ball 
twice, it was in the hands of the 
Ephmen on their own 8. Jim Mc- 
Bride recovered a Cramer fumble 
on the 6. Bish was knocked for a 
two yard loss and a Decker pass 

end zone. Another pass intended 
for Bennett was intercepted by 
Sullivan who was tackled in his 
end zone. The ball was brought 
out to the twenty. The Williams 
boys moved ihe ball to the 41, but 
they were forced to give .up the 
ball to Bowdoin who also couldn't 
earn a first down. Lano punted to 

Williams and the ball was again 
on the 41. With John Kulsar run- 
ning and Paul Cramer passing, 
Williams made a powerful drive 
down to the Bowdoin 2. With only 
15 seconds remaining in the first 
half. Kulsar plunged through the 
right guard for a touchdown. 
Cramer tried for the extra point, 
but it went wide. There was a 
Bowdoin offside on the play and 
Williams succeeded the second 
time, making the score 7^6 in favor 
of Williams. There Was just time 
for the kick off and the first half 

Perry kicked off and Bennett 
received on the 19 and ran back 
to the 42. Bish went through the 
line and reached the Williams 46 
for a first down and ten to go. Bis- 
hop, Scoville, and Levesque mixed 
up twelve running plays, making 
five first downs^and fifty-seven 
yards. Then Charlie Scoville went 
over for a TD from the one. Leves- 
que's conversion was no good, but 
the score was 12-7 for Bowdoin. 

MacBride kicked off to Kulsar 
who received on the 7 and return- 
ed to the 37. Two plays later 
Cramer fumbled and Jim McBridei 
recovered On the Williams' 41. A 
couple of passes and five runs put 
Bowdoin on the Williams' 15. 
Decker tried a pass but he fumbled 
and it was Williams' ball on their 
own 30. In six plays Fletcher punt- 
ed to Rogers Johnson and the ball 
rested on the Bowdoin 35. Several 
plays later Bowdoin was penalized 
15 yards and the additional dis- 
tance was too much to make a 
first down. Lano punted to the 
opponents' 22. The Bowdoin line 
held fairly well and the pass de- 
fense stood up too, and Fletcher 
punted to the Bowdoin 37 as the 
third period ended. Bowdoin mov- 
ed down to the Williams 39 and 
a Decker pass was intercepted by 
Sutherland and the ball rested on 
she 43. Dana Fearon, substitute 
for Cramer as passer, threw a 
couple of long ones and shortly 
Williams was deep into Bowdoin 
territory. Interference was called 
on a Dorsey pass and the Ephmen 
were sitting on the Bowdoin* 3 
yard line. Kulsar ran off tackle to 
the 6 inch line and Fearon ran 
through the center of the line for 
the last touchdown of the game. 
Fletcher's conversion was blocked 
and the score was 13-12 with nine 
minutes to go. 

Perry kicked off to Scoville who 

Association in memory of Suz- 
anne ¥0111%, 1*110 until her death 
in 1948, had handled the records 
and mailing list of the Association. 

This dedication will be followed, 
by the annual meeting of the 
Fathers Association to be held at 
the Moultoh Union, at which Pro- 
fessor Atherh P. Daggett will 

At 11:45 a.m. the annual Fathers 
Day Luncheon will be held in the 
Maulton Union. 

A large number of Bowdoin 
fathers will attend the Bowdoin- 
Coiby game Which will get Under- 
way at 1:30 p.m. The advanced, 
sale of tickets for the game in- 
dicates that a capacity crowd will 
be on hand and that many of the 
crowd will be fathers. 

After the game President and 
Mrs. Sills are having an informal 
tea at their house for the fathers 
and their families. All the frater- 
nities are having buffet suppers 
and informal gatherings. The 
Deke, Psi U, TXk, A;R:U., A.D., 
Delta Sigma and Beta houses are 
holding cocktail parties. The Sig- 
ma Nu and Beta fraternities have 
obtained dance bands, and the 
Zetes and T.D.'s have engaged 
Dixieland Jazz orchestras. 

« "S-sss *r^l« ^S'uSt'SSyS' 

ed several plays later but it was 
blocked by Ted Sullivan and re- 
covered by George Murray on the 
Bowdoin 38. The Polar Bears 
pouldn't pick up ten and the ball 
Came into Williams' possession on 
the Bowdoin 47. Williams was 
stopped on the Bowdoin 35 and 

Fath«»Daypw [Freshmen ft»i Hetam Harriers iaee Opener 

puhted to the 15. Bowdom moved 
up to the 32 ahd a t)ecker pass 
was intercepted by 6' 5* Endy 
Perry who ran to the Bowdoin 38. 
At this point the game was be- 
coming increasingly tense with 
only two minutes and fifty seconds 
to go. Fearon moved the ball to 
the Bowdoin 32 and Fletcher punt- 
ed the ball out of bounds on the 
eleven. Decker started a last 
minute passing attempt to score, 
but the Polar Bears moved only 
as far as the Williams 38". "Decker 
was hit behind "the line of scrim- 
mage back to the fifty, and he 
fumbled on the next play. The 
game ended with Williams in pos- 
session of the ball on the Bowdoin 

The disappointment of the Bow- 
doin fans was as evident as ihe 
final score of the game, 13V12. 
There were varied remarks as to 
why BowdoTn lost the game. The 
best thing to say is that Williams 
had a very good and spirited team 
and Bowdoin was not up for the 
game. This isn't to fay that Bow- 
doin was overconfident, but just 
that they didn't quite have the 
mental attitude.. tojwjn. , 

In last Friday's season opener, 
the Polar Cubs literally ripped 
Hebron's line to pieces 'th going to' 
their first victory of the season 
by a score of -36-0. A mixture of 
good offensive blocking, superb 
defensive play, and hard running 
kept Hebron from threatening 
throughout the game. For *.he 
Green,- it was their third loss in 
four games. 

After Mark Savage had kicked 
off and Hebron had kicked back 
four plays later, the Frosh foot- 
ballers showed the Hebron team 
that they meant business. Six plays 
after receiving Hebron's punt, 
Johnny Higgens carried the foot- 
ball around the left end for ten 
yards and a touchdown. Hal 
Anthony, acting captain for the 
game, booted the extra point. The 
Frosh led 7-0. Savage kicked off 
again, and again Hebron was forc- 
ed to punt. Runs through the line 
by Keith Sturgeon and Anthony, 
and a 15 yard pass from quarter- 
back Burns Hovey to left end Don 
Roux, ate up most of the yardage. 
John Haynes scored the touch- 
down on a 15 yafd pass from 
Hovey. Anthony booted the extra 
point and Bowdoin led 14-0 at the 
end of the half. 

In the third period Savage kick- 
ed off, and following the previous 
pattern, Hebron punted and Bow- 
doin ran the ball deep into Hebron 
territory. After a crack at the line 
Bowdoin was stopped after a small 
gain, Keith Sturgeon sprinted 20 
yards for the score. Anthony miss- 
ed the conversion attempt. The 
Polar Cubs led 20-0. Hebron re- 
ceived the kick off again. Stimets 
of Bowdoin picked an errent 
Hebron pass and returned it 55 
yards to the Hebron 15 ard line. 
The Polar Cub offensive platoon 
went in, and in a short time, Phil 
Day plunged over from the 5 yard 
line for the fourth TD. Anthony's 
conversion attempt was no good 


Last Thursday afternoon, Hn 
their first competition this fall, 
the Bowdoin Freshman cross- 
country team was defeated by 
Hebron Academy, 28-». This meet 
was run over the Bowdoin 2."8 Mile 
course, and was won "by Hugh 
Huleatt of Bowdoin, in the fast 
time of fourteen minutes and four 
seconds. However, Hebron's great- 
er experience proved too much for 
the rest of the Bowdoin runners, 
and the visitors were able to 
bunch enough runners together to 
gain valuable places. 

However, Coach Jack Magee of 
Bowdoin was far from dishearten- 
ed at the showing of his team. He 
realizes that they have only been 
practicing for two Weelcs, while 
Hebron has been competing steadi- 
ly all fall. Moreover, with the ex- 
ception of Huleatt, -who was a 
state champion a Bramtree High, 
the bulk of the Bowdom squad has 
had little, If any, previous cross- 
country experience. In Hebron, is 
found a team which sported three 
runners, Edgar, Hopper, and 
Arnold, who have run against 
Bowdoin teams the last three 
years. This experience is vital for 
any cross Country team, and if 
Bowdoin can achieve It, they can 
Stand Up to most school and small 
college teams. 

Summary: 1. Huleatt B, 2. Ed- 
gar H, 3. Hooper H, 4. Cameron 
B, 5. Bulkely B, 6. Rawse H, 7. 
Dileone B, 8. Dedrick H, 9. Arnold 
H, 10. Christie B, 11. Knobloch S. 
Time 14:04. 

and the final score read Bowdoin 
26 Hebron 0. The first stringers 
came out of the game at the be- 
ginning of the fourth period, and 
the second stringers who went in 
looked well against the tiring 
Hebron greenshirts. 

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Making Book 

*Vi Good Soldier. By Ford Madox 

256 pp. New York: Alfred A. 

J. Bridge " 

"This is the saddest story I have 
ever heard." And so Ford Madox 
Ford begins his story- I a" 1 'till 
wondering whether this story is 
•ad, tragic, or merely pathetic. 
It is certainly not a very pleasant 
little tale. Yet, there are moments 
when even the sad and patheti- 
cally hopeless things are made 
beautiful. As in the parting at the 
■tation, when the two major pro- 
tagonists say goodbye, the narra- 
tor continually harps on the futil- 
ity of the whole thing, on the silly 
and pointless things the two say 
in the surrey while driving to the 
station. And he describes the ride 
and the train coming in and the 
cold morning air in a most offhand 
way, as if he were setting down a 
few details out of some obscure 
tense of duty. But in spite of what 
he says about their parting, how 
"It was the most horrible perform-, 
ance I have ever seen," you still 
feel that this was sad -r- even af- 
ter the author has defied you to 
feel any emotion whatsoever about 
the entire business. 

This is not the sort of narra- 
tive which has a definite beginning 
and an end. When you are finished, 
you are not' at all sure that this 
atory is ever done with — even if 
the author does say, more than 
once, "Well, that's the end of the 
atory. I don't understand it. Do 
you? ... I am just an aging Am- 
erican with very little knowledge 
about life ..." You immediately 
know that this story will not move 
with the comfortable progression 
of an old and trusted streetcar; it 
begins, instead, like a pebble toss- 
ed into a martini glass, unim- 
portantly, until finally, there is an 
odd sensation of waves somehow 
crashing against your front door, 
of a closing surf disturbing your 
window-panes. And the story 
grows .... 

And this story is of two Ameri- 
cans, the narrator and his wife, and 
their British counterparts, Captain 
Ashburnham and his wife, Leon- 
ora. The reason for there being 
any story at all is, according to 
the narrator, that, "for nine years, 
I had mistaken the conventions of 
social behavior for the actual hu- 
man fact "All this, he says 

in his most "intimate relation- 

For these are people with mon- 
ey, what the narrator calls "the 
right sort of people", and these 
people instinctively know who is 
their own sort. They avoid the 
others. Their life is respectable. 
We are reminded of this in a 
thousand decorous and acceptable 
ways. Captain Ashburnham is re- 
ported never to discuss anything 
more than the effect of a number 

aix shot whenusedwithsuch'and 
such a number powder, or the best 
place to buy boots and what type 
of saddle soap is preferable, and 
so on into hysteria. And the doom 
does come: "Someone has said that 
the death of a mouse from cancer 
is the whole sack of Rome by the 
Goths, and I swear to you that the 
breaking up of our little four-square 
coterie was such another unthink- 
able event." And later: "No, by 
God, it is false! It wasn't a minuet 
that we stepped; it was a prison 
— a prison full of screaming hy- 
sterics, tied down so that they 
might not outsound the rolling of 
our carriage wheels as we went 
along the shaded avenues of ... " 
So, this story widens and grows 
until it is not simply the story of 
an American harlot an J her un- 
witting fool of a husband, and not 
simply the story of a maniacal 
British tigress and her goodheart- 
ed slob of a husband. And it be- 
comes simply a story of men and 
women. Just husbands and wives 
having a good time for themselves. 
And always growing bigger, as in 
one of the lines from a poem by 
Hart Crane, 

"As silent as a mirror is believed 
Realities plunge in silence by ... " 

At the end he speaks of the 
young girl, destroyed, by her love 
for Edward Ashburnham add by 
her education for life in a convent, 
"I should marry Nancy if her rea- 
son were ever sufficiently restored 
to let her appreciate the meaning 
of the Anglican marriage service. 
But it is probable that her reason 
will never be sufficiently restored 
to let her appreciate the meaning 
of the Anglican marriage service. 
Therefore, I can not marry her, ac- 
cording to the law of the land." 
And suddenly you wonder why all 
of us have not gone mad before 
this. I don't know how much a per- 
son's life is affected by the books 
he reads, or how serious he takes 
the codes we are alleged to live by. 
But, I doubt if anyone can ever 
read this book and then tell them- 
selves that nothing has changed 
for them, that the picture is still 
here. But then, maybe this book 
was written for people in an age 
such as ours. I was first publish- 
ed in 1915, but there seems to be 
little that is shocking or surpris- 
ing today. 

And at the end, Ford has only 
this to say, "Well, that is the end 
of the story . . . The villains — for 
obviously Edward and the girl 
were villains — have been punished 
by suicide and madness. The hero- 
ine — the perfectly normal, vir- 
tuous, and slightly deceitful hero- 
ine — has become the happy wife 
of a perfectly normal, virtuous, and 
slightly deceitful husband. She will 
shortly be the mother of a perfect- 
ly normal, virtuous, and slightly 
deceitful son or daughter. A happy 

Interf raternity Ball 

[Continued from Fog* 3] 

pa Sig's and the besting the Chi 
Psi's 8-6 in a hard-fought battle. 
On the A.T.O. six are Jim Stuart, 
Tom Winston. George Hulme, 
Merle Jordan, Rick Swann, and 
Bob Thurston. 

The Sigma Nu's are fighting this 
year to keep their Interfraternity 
Cup. However, losing to the Kap- 
pa Sig's last Thursday, 0-7. might 
hinder their chances. Coached by 
Brud Carmen — White Key head — 
are: Joe Aldred, Don Reimer, Dick 
Church, Louie Audet, Dave Mel- 
incoff , and Bob Wilcox. 

Both the Chi Psi's and the Dekes 
make up the cellar of Division B. 
On the former's roster there are: 
Bill Shaw, Dave Woodruff, Pete 
Powell, Warren Lard, Willis Good- 
man, and Larry Boyle. The Dekes 
have Bill Boggs, Corby Wolfe, 
Paul Revere, Don Westman, Pete 
Race, Hugh Dunphy, Paul Brink- 
man, and Bob Sayward. Last week 
the Chi Psi's lost to the A.T.O.'s 
6-8 and the Dekes were licked by 
the A.D.'s 6-12. Both of these 
houses, after a little more practice, 
should provide stiff competition in 
the near future. 

The Independent's roster has 
Jim Fickett, Ed Peratta, Will 
Philbrook, Don Brewer, George 
Berliawsky, Joe Bridge, Guy 
Deutschman, Karl Pearson, and 
Bill Brown. Due to an enlarged 
and spirited group the Indepen- 
dents have decided to participate 
in all the inter-fraternity leagues 
this year. 


Division A 

W T L 

Zetes 2 

PsiC ^110 

Riding, that is what it works out 
at ... . 

". . . Mind, I am not preaching 
anything contrary to accepted mo- 
rality . . . Society must go on, I 
suppose, and society can only ex- 
ist, if the normal, virtuous, and 
slightly deceitful flourish, and if 
the passionate, the headstrong, and 
the too-truthful are condemned to 
suicide and to madness." 

And so, all in all, I would say 
that I found this a very interesting 
and satisfying little book. The sen- 
tences have a way of shifting be- 
fore you like so many thousand 
mirrors, each exposing some hid- 
den aspect of a situation in an off- 
hand, reflective, and startingly 
bleak manner. It is a reality, and 
never do you see it from a detach- 
ed position in some obsolete grand- 
stand erected for your pleasure. 
Instead, you have the uneasy feel- 
ing of having purchased an irre- 
deemable ticket on some vague 
transport about to drop through a 
hole in the ocean. 

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Glee Club Plans Tour 

- [Continued from Pmgt 1] 
Now Tl» Time to Go (from 
the Peasant Cant at*)— Bach 
Maegdlain Un Wilde — Dvorak 

2. A group of sacred numbers, 
performed by the Choir. 

3. Old Mother Hubbard (in the 
style of Handel)— Hutchin- 

I Wonder as I Wander— Ap- 
palachian Carol arr. by John 
J. Niles 

Turtle Dove — English folk- 
song arr. by Williams 
To Agnl (God of Fire) — hymn 
from a suite of five hymns 
based on "Rig Vedo" — an 
ancient ritual of the inhabit- 
ants of India — Hoist 

4. The Meddiebempsters 

5. There is a Balm in Gllead — 
Negro Spiritual arr. by Daw- 

Simon Legree — Vachel Lind- 
sey (poet) and Douglas 
Moore (composer) 
Bowdoin College Medley 

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Frosh Go On Quests 

[Continued from Page /J 
with a bra. As yet I have not re- 
ceived word from those unfortun- 
ate pledges who carried a large 
Bowdoin Banner across the field 
at the University of Maine vs. 
University of Connecticut game. 
Two freshmen were sent to Spring- 
field, Massachusetts with instruc- 
tions to get their pictures and 
names into the local papers the 
best way they could. One frater- 
nity sent a pledge dressed in 
formal attire to the exclusive 
Ipswich Panther Club (which turn- 
ed out to be not so exclusive) to 
get a "dimey" glass. • 

Two Bowdoin freshmen stopped 
traffic on busy Tremont Street in 
Boston, when they walked down 
the middle' of the street carrying 
a large sign saying, "Please Ex- 

cuse The Inconvenience." Of course 
they walked up to the Massachu- 
setts State House where they ask- 
ed Governor Dever to put his 
signature on their sign. 

Guests at a wedding reception 
last Saturday afternoon must have 
been surprised when a Bowdoin 
freshman arrived to sing the Bow- 
doin version of the Maine Stein 
Song at a wedding reception given 
for a Maine alumnus who married 
a Maine alumna. 

Some freshmen visited La Salle 
Junior College, Bradford Junior 
College, and other colleges in the 
Boston area for girls' addresses, 
autographs, and pictures. Two 
freshmen travelled to Houlton, 
Maine, where they visited Ricker 
College. Dressed in girls' basket- 
ball togs, they delivered a speech 
about Bowdoin athletics to the 
citizens of the community. 

Yesterday afternoon one group 

paraded into Brunswick to the de- 
light of on-Jookers. Fully equipped 
with a small band, the group 
marched into the center of town 
where an alcoholic anonymous 
speech was delivered. 

Although many fraternities sent 
freshmen on errands, I have 
noticed that the general trend this 
year has been against harsh 
forms of physical hazing. Three 
fraternities on campus did not even 
send freshmen on quests this 
weekend. Instead, these groups 
kept the freshmen at home to do 
constructive work such as clean- 
ing, painting, and repairing the 
houses. In addition, one fraternity 
started a constructive civic pro^ 
ject yesterday. This group in co- 
operation with its house advisor 
and the town manager is busy 
cleaning and straightening paths 
in the park down town. 

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Meddies Pick Two Men 

[Continued from Pmge 1) 

ing with John will be the newly 
selected Bob Hamilton, 
resides in Oxford, Maine. He grad- 
uated from Gould Academy where 
he had extensive Glee Oub experi- 
ence. Last year as a freshman he 
was one of the leaders in the Glee 
Club here. He also played end on 
the freshman football team and 
was a highlight on the frosh bas- 
ketball five. 

Art Grove, the other new Med- 
die, is also of the class of '54 and 
is a member of Psi Upsilon. Art 
resides in South Orange, N.J. Last 
year as a freshman, he was a 
James Bowdoin Scholar, played in 
the school and ROTC bands. The 
musical experience Art had previ- 
ous to coming to Bowdoin was six 
years in the home- town boys' 

Bob Hamilton's and Art Grove's 
debut with the Meddies will prob- 
ably be on the Bates weekend. The 
Meddies definitely will not sing 
anywhere on the Colby weekend. 
However, they are planning some 
concerts for shortly after the foot- 
ball season. Among these will be 
the Monsanto Broadcast on Nov. 
11th and a performance at the 
Lawrence Women's Club on Nov. 
14th. They are also planning for 
concerts at Wellesley and Middle- 
bury later in the season. 

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Houses To Plan Initiations, 
Parties For Homecoming 

The coming weekend will see 
nine out of the twelve Bowdoin 
fraternities holding their annual 
initiation ceremonies. 

Most of these initiations will be 
followed Friday evening by initia- 
tion banquets. 

All twelve fraternities, including 
Chi Psi. Beta, and ATO who will 
not hold their initiations until one 
or two weeks, are planning a busy 
weekend with cocktail parties 
featured after the game Saturday 

Alpha Delta Phi — Initiation 
ceremonies are to be held Friday [ have a cocktail party after 
afternoon, November 2nd. The in- football game 
itiation ceremonies will be follow- 
ed by a banquet and then a cock- 
tail party. Another cocktail party 
is scheduled on Saturday after the 
Bates-Bowdoin football game. 

Psi Upsilon — The Psi U's will 
hold their iniliation on Friday, 
which will be followed by a ban- 
quet. A cocktail party is planned 
for Saturday afternoon after the 

Chi Psi — Initiation at the Chi 
Psi house will not be held until 
Sunday evening, November 11th. 
Following the Bates game, there 

a Seabreeze party scheduled after 
the football contest. 

Kappa Sigma — Initiation cere- 
monies at the Kappa Sig house will 
be held on Wednesday and Thurs- 
day of this week. On Friday, a 
model initiation of freshmen will 
be held for the benefit of the 
alumni. Following this model in- 
itiation there will be a banquet at 
which Les Craig "47 will be toast- 
master. Professor Alton H. Gustaf- 
son and Mr. Donovan D. Lancas- 
ter are the principal speakers. The 
Kappa Sigs are also planning to 


Beta fheta Pi The Betas 

Bequest Of $775,000 
From Moulton Estate 
Increases Endowment 

Not To Affect Sesqui 
Fund Drive — Sills 

A bequest of over $775,000 from 
have planned their initiation cere- tne cstatc of the late William H _ 

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monies and banquet for Saturday 
November 17th. A band is sched- 
uled for this Friday evening, and 
a cocktail party will be held on 
Saturday afternoon following the 
football game. 

Sigma Nu — Initiation cere- 
monies are to be held on Friday. 
They will be followed by a ban- 
quet at which Malcolm and Al 
Morrcll, and Director of Admis- 
sions Hubert S. Shaw will be the 
principal speakers. A cocktail 

will be the Annual Chi Psi Alumni | party will be held after the foot 
Tea. followed by a cocktail party. | ball game 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — Initia 
tion ceremonies will be held Fri- 
day evening at the DKE house. 
President K. C. M. Sills will be 
the principal speaker. Saturday's 
football game will be followed by 
a cocktail party. On Sunday the 
DKE's will be entertained by an 
informal jazz band. 

Theta Delta Chi — Initiation 
ceremonies will be carried on both 
Thursday and Friday. The Initia- 
tion banquet is scheduled for Fri- 
day evening. Professor Emeritus 
Wilmot B. Mitchell '90 will pre- 
side as master of ceremonies. The 
TD's have a cocktail party plan- 
ned Saturday afternoon after the 

Zeta Psi — The Zetes will hold 
their initiation on Friday, which 
will be followed by their banquet. 
Professor Herbert R. Brown will 
be master of ceremonies, and 
Henri LaFlcur, Vice President of 
the National Chapter, will be 
jM-incipal speaker. The Zetes have 

Alpha Tau Omega — The ATO's 
have planned the initiation cere- 
monies and initiation banquet for 
Friday, November 16th. They will 
hold a cocktail party after the 
Bowdoin-Bates football game this 

Alpha Rho Upsilon — The 
ARU's have planned their initia- 
tion banquet for 8:00 p.m. Friday 
at the Moulton Union. They will 
also hold a cocktail party Satur- 
day afternoon after the football 
game. ' 

Delta Sigma — The initiation 
ceremonies and initiation banquet 
will be held on Thursday evening 
of this week. The Hon. Donald W. 
Webber '27 will be the principal 
speaker at the initiation banquet. 
For Friday evening the Delta 
Sigs have planned a seabreeze 
party. On Saturday afternoon im- 
mediately following the football 
game there will be a cocktail 
party. A milk punch party is 
scheduled for Sunday morning. 

Moulton '74 has been made avail- 
able to the college by the death of 
William M. Ingraham, ' Moulton's 

The fund, one of the largest 
legacies that the college has ever 
received, was accepted in 1928 
with the probation of the will with 
the stipulation that its income 
would be available to Mr. Ingra- 
ham during his lifetime. The be- 
quest is named in memory of Pro- 
fessor Henry Johnson "74, .one of 
Bowdoin's great teachers and 
scholars and a classmate of Mr. 

Although the fund is unrestrict- 
ed as to its use the President be- 
lieves that the Governing Boards 
will decide to use only the income 
and will add this income to the 
endowment of the college. This 
brings Bowdoin's endowment to 
over $12,400,000. 

President Sills in his statement 
of the bequest added, "This fund 
is not a part of the Sesquicenten- 
nial Fund nor does it make less 
necessary that that fund be 
brought o a successful conclusion 
by nex'_ commencement as funds 
are still needed for the complet on 
of the Chemistry Building and the 
rehabilitation of the Science Build- 
ing." He also stated, "This gift 
has nothing to do with the annual 
Alumni Fund which brings in cur- 
rent income greatly needed." 

Elowe, Cornwell Express Opinions 
On Controversial Iratuati Affair 

The system known as the "Bowdoin Plan" whereby students from 
foreign countries arc invited to American colleges to study has been 
praised for many reasons. One of the major reasons advanced is that 
an interchange of ideas is thereby facilitated. With this in mind the 
ORIENT has asked A. E. F. Ccrnwell from England and Edmond 
Elowe from Iraq to express their views on the vital questions involved 
in the oil dispute between the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. and the Iran 

By A. E. F. Oornwell 

1. In your opinionAvas the whole 
controversy a matteVof gational- 
ist emotionalism coupled with a 
desire for economic independence, 
or a matter of what the division 
of profits should be from the An- 
glo-Iranian Oil Company? 

1) I think the controversy is 
wave of national pride in Persia. 
It has been fairly clear all along 
that as the number of Persian 
technicians and administrators 
trained in Western techniques in- 
creased, there would increase the 
feeling of resentment that a na- 
tional industry is being run (and 
run efficiently) by a foreign com- 

The total unwillingness to agree 
to any reasonable, even liberal, of- 
fer of financial agreement, or even 
to discuss one, demonstrates that 
Persia is motivated by a feeling 
that the nationalization of the oil 
industry is an end in itself. 

But what cannot be disregarded 
are the divergent motives behind 
the superficial unity of Right and 
Left In Persia. The left, in so far as 
ft represents the underprivileged 
classes in Persia, is swayed by 
hopes of more and better jobs for 
them; and in so far as it repre- 
sents Tudeh, the Persian Commun- 
ist Party, by the desire to disrupt 
Britain's economy and prestige, 
and generally create as much 
trouble as possible. 

The support of the Right, com- 
mainly the climax of a growing 
posed of almost entirely the prop- 
ertied classes, can also be account- 
ed for partially by the hope of 
More Plums for Persians in the 
business world. But above all it is 
influenced by a desire to turn the 
eyes of national discontent outward 
and away from the maladmin- 
istration, exploitation, and compet- 
ition which exists in Persian af- 
fairs, and to divert attention from 
the enormous gulf which separates 
the standard of living of the over- 
privileged from that of the under- 
privileged in their country. A gen- 
tleman by the name of Sayyid 
Abu'l Qasin Kashani, who is a 
prominent member of the Anti- 
British and anti-Anglo-Iranian Oil 
Company party, told a foreign cor- 
respondent that if oil were nation- 
alized there would be no need for 
land reform. 

„ 2. Although the Tudeh (Com- 
munist) Party has been illegalzied 
in Iran, from all indications it is 
still very active politically. More- 

By Edmond N. Elowe 

"The present Iranian oil crisis is 
sweeping the world with a tide of 
restlessness and anxiety. A lot of 
talk has been going on in all world 
papers about the deadlock that 
Iran and Great Britain have arriv- 
ed at in their attempt toward 
reaching a mutual agreement on 
their oil difficulties. Nations ot the 
non-Communist world, especially, 

Poly Forum Sponsors 
Films By Bruner On 
Near East Foundation 

Mr. John H. Bruner of the Near 
East Foundation was the guest \ 
speaker at the first meeting of the 
Political Forum. After a few pre- 
liminary remarks by Mr. Bruner 
a film was shown. The film exem,- 
plified the type of work carried on 
by the Foundation in Greece, Syria, 
Lebanon and Iran. The projects 
have been geared to meet the de- 
mands of ten years of war. New 
agricultural methods are taught to 
those living in rural areas, while 
public health, sanitation, home and 
family welfare, education and rec- 
reation are supervised by trained 

AS STATE SERIES OPEL'S: Charlie Bennett is away for a 55 yard gain that was nipped on the 
Colby one yard line early in the game last Saturday. One play later Bowdoin scored. Dick Verrengia, 40, 
and Ed_Fraktman, 27, of_ Colby, are the vainly trying pursuers. 


A reading of the student-written 
musical to be given this wintec 
by the Masque and Gown will be 
held in Upper Memorial Hall on 
November 5 at 8 o'clock. This 
meeting is open to anyone who is 
interested in acting in this pro- 
duction, and all those present can 
arrange a time for a tryout with 
Professor Quinby after the read- 

Council Converses On 

representatives of the Foundation. | Pf obleiH Of Di*inkin!> 

Sinrv» tht> \«ar Past Foundation & 

During Rushing Week 

Since the Near East Foundation 
does not establish institutions 
abroad, it works directly with the 
common people on the farms and 
in the homes. The people who show 
promise as leaders are often sent 
to America so they may be trained 

and even Soviet Russia herself, feel to ne ] p t h i r countrymen, 
that such a crisis is decisive in its 
nature, important and even in- 
ducive to great fear. It has been a 
challenge to economists, militarists 
and most of all to diplomats who 
are to bring into harmony a dis- 
cord between two nations, exhaust- 
ing their wits that could easily lead 
to a third world war. 

Not only has the oil of the mid- 
dle cast been a source of fuel to 
needy oountries in times of peace, 
but it has been the sole moving 
power behind all allied fleets and 
those countries in the Mediterran- 
ean basin during the war. This oil. 
developed and extracted by for- 
eign interests in Iran, Iraq, Saudi 
Arabia. Kuwait and the Islands of 
Bahrain, has been consumed in 
those countries to a very small ex- 
tent, but mainly exported to the 
outside world and used primarily 
as a supply of fuel that is more 
than essential in times of war. 

Most of the concessions for the 
extraction of such oil have been 
given in Iraq and Iran to the 
Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, The 
Anglo-Iraqi Oil Company, The Mo- 
sul Petroleum Company (Iraq) 
and others which are smaller in 
size than the giant Anglo-Iranian 
Oil Company which is. at present, 
the victim of nationalization. 

I will not attempt in this article 
to consider on any high level the 
Iranian crisis by analyzing the sit- 
uation in the light of what has 
been the problem of economists 
and diplomats. I will not introduce 
such statistics and governmental 
documents that will prove or dis- 
prove any point of view. I will, 
rather, express my point of view on 
the situation, and the reasons that 
have definitely led to present dead- 
lock and misunderstanding. I will 
try to express how we, the so-call- 
ed fanatics, overnationalistics, un- 
derdeveloped people justify our 
claims for a wealth mostly needed 
by us — as far as we are concern- 

The problem of oil is an old one. 

Alden E. Horton, President of 
the Political Forum, introduced 
Mr. Bruner to the fifty students 
and faculty members who attend- 
ed. Mr. Theodore Smith of the 
Near East Society ran the projec- 

over, it is known that this Tudeh j Long before World War I people 
£ Continued on Page a ] 1 [ Continue* on rage 4 } 

Harvey D. Gibson Cup 
Awarded To Chi Psi 

The Harvey Dow Gibson Mem- 
orial Trophy, instituted only this 
year by the T.D. house, was pre- 
sented yesterday in chapel to the 
Chi Psi fraternity. 

In furnishing this Trophy the 
undergraduates . of Theta Delta 
Chi had two objects in mind, the 
perpetuation of the name and ac- 
hievements of Harvey Dow Gibson, 
and doing something beneficial for 
the college in his memory. The 
cup is awarded each year to the 
fraternity that shows the greatest 
scholastic improvement over the 
previous year. 

The chapel speaker who pre- 
sented the award was Professor 
Emeritus Wilmot Brookings 
Mitchell, a member of Theta 
Delta Chi and close friend of the 
late Mr. Gibson. In his address he 
spoke of Gibson as a first rate 
organizer and a leader of men who 
won the admiration and affection 
of all who knew him. Professor 
Mitchell recounted many of the 
things that Gibson had done for 
Bowdoin during his lifetime. "He 
was more than a successful busi- 
ness man .... he was a lavish 
donor to humanity." 

Harvey Dow Gibson had a tre- 
mendous faith in the value of 
fraternities as agencies through 
which boys learn to be men. form- 
ing strong friendships, said Pro- 
fessor Mitchell. It was this faith 
which led Gibson to donate 
generously to the building of the 
T.D. house. As a token of gratitude 
and respect for the man that did 
so much for Bowdoin, the under- 
graduate body of Theta Delta Chi 
has donated this cup. 

Last Thursday the newly elect- 
ed Student* Council of Bowdoin, 
under the presidency of Merle R. 
Jordan '52, held a meeting with 
the house presidents to discuss the 
problems of bars and drinking dur- 
ing rushing. 

The second big feature of the 
meeting was the discussion of 
whether or not fraternity rushing 
should include the serving of 
alcoholic beverages to freshmen. 
As yet no final decision has been 
reached on this question, further 
discussion being resumed at future 
meetings. As is obvious to all Bow- 
doin men. the outcome of the Stu- 
dent Council's decisions on these 
major problems will affect a great 
deal the future life of the college 
fraternities here. 

Deadline For Draft 
Test Set For Nov. 5 

Brigadier General George M. 
Carter. Maine Director of Selec- 
tive Service has issued a reminder 
to all college students that the 
deadline for filing application 
blanks for the new serie-. ot 
Selective Service College Qualifi- 
cation Tests is drawing near. 

There will be < two tests this 
year; the first one will be given 
on December 13. and number two 
on next April 24. The tests which 
will be held at most colleges will 
be given* at Bowdoin in the Class- 
room Building. 

Applications for the December 
13 test must l>c postmarked not 
later than .November 5. These ap- 
plication blanks can be obtained 
at Mr. Wildcr's office. All students 
who plan to take the test either 
in December or in April should 
make application as soon as 

A score of seventy or over in the 
test will defer a student providing 
his draft board concurs. He can 
also be deferred if hp is in the 
upper half of the Freshman Class. 
Upper two thirds of the Sophomore 
Class, and upper three fourths of 
the Junior Class. Seniors accepted 
for graduate school must be in 
the upper half of their class or 
obtain a score of 75 on the test in 
order to be deferred. 

Alexander Speaking 

Trials To Be Held 

Mon. By Prof. Sweet 


The trials for the Alexander 
Prize will be held Monday, Novem- 
ber 25 at 7 p.m., in lower Memor- 
ial Hall, Room 106, under the su- 
pervision of Assistant Professor of 
English John Sweet. 

This contest is open to all Bow- 
doin students with the exception 
of seniors. 

Mr. Sweet expects 25 or 30 men 
to compete for the prize, which 
was established in 1870 by a Bow- 
doin alumnus, the Honorable De- 
Alva Stanwood Alexander. Each 
year, said Mr. Sweet, there seems 
to be an unaccountable increased 
amount of interest in the award, 

The contestants are advised to 
select their own'material, material 
which has especially interested 
them, as the prizes will be award- 
ed for the best in interpretive 
reading. Students are advised that 
material does not have to be mem- 
orized for the trials. To help- the 
competitor, there are six books jon 
closed reserve at the library. In 
the past, winning selections have 
been taken from the Bible. Mark 
Twain, Shakespeare. Robert Frost. 
O. Henry. Sinclair Lewis. Rudyard 
Kipling, Robert Benchley. Carl 
Sandburg. Ernie Pyle. and Thomas 
Wolfe. In addition there is a file 
of past programs in the Si>eech 

Eight finalists will be chosen 
from those competing. These final- 
ists will be eligible for the two 
prizes ($40 and $15); they will 
also compete in a speech meet in 
December with the finalists of the 
other leading Maine colleges: Col- 
by, Bates, and the University of 

Mr. Sweet hopes that the con- 
testants this year will do a "bang- 
up" job, as the prize's fiftieth anni- 
versary comes up very soon. Also, 
this year being the last of Presi- 
dent Sills' term. Mr. Sweet hopes 
that the competitors will make a 
good performance, as the Presi- 
dent is interested in the awards. 


Mr. David Fitzgerald, Placement 
Office, Kittery Naval Base, will 
meet with seniors to cxpJain the 
Junior Management Assistants 
program. This program is under 
Civil Service and the trainee jobs 
fit successful candidates for posi- 
tions anywhere in the country. 

This meeting with the seniors 
will be held on Wednesday, No- 
vember 7, 1951. at 1:30 p.m.. Con- 
ference Room B, Moulton Union. 

Football Games, Dance 
And Luncheon Plaimed 
For Alumni Weekend 

Alumni Weekend at Bowdoin 
College will open on Friday, No- 
vember 2. when the Freshman 
Football team meets Maine Mari- 
time Academy at Pickard Field 
at 2:30 o'clock. - 

On Friday evening there will be 
reunion dinners and initations in 

Before 4th 

In the highest scoring game ever 
to be played in the Maine State 
Series, Bowdoin defeated Colby 60 
to 42. The 102 points in a single 
game set a new Maine State 
record. The game featured 15 
touchdowns, the Polar Bears scor- 
ing 9, the Mules counting 6. The 
score was so fabulous that the 
Whittter Field scoreboard which 
is equipped to handle 59 points 
could not handle the Bowdoin 

The game was supposed to be a 
walkaway for the Big White, but it 
was far from that. Every one of 
the 6000 fans was kept on the edge 
of his seat until the. very last 
minute of the final quarter. Colby 
seemed to play exceptionally in- 
spiced football. The game was de- 
finitely no walkaway for Bowdoin 
as evidenced by the fact that Colby 
held the lead on and off .until 3 
minutes and 40 seconds of_ the last 
quarter. Up until that tune, the 
lead had changed 7 times with 
first one team, then the other com- 
ing up with spectacular running 
and passing plays. It featured 7 
intercepted passes, one that even 
went for a gain for the team that 
passed: a 93 yard kick-off return 
by Colby's fleet-footed Gene Floyd; 
and 12 extra points, 6 in a row by 
Colby's Rod Howes. As one father 
commented after the game. "I 
never saw a game like this before, 
and I never expect to see one like 
it again." - 

The game began as «if it were 
going to be Bowdoin all the way. 
Colby, won the toss and elected 
to receive. Jim McBride kicked off 
to the Colby goal line. Gene Floyd 
returning the ball to the Colby 
26. Three cracks at the middle of 
the Bowdoin line went for no gain, 
and with a 4th down and 9 yards 
to go. Bill Clark booted to Johnpy 
McGovern, who returned the ball 
5 yards to the Bowdoin 40. Bow- 
doin took over, and after a pass 
fronv Jim Decker t^ ChU£k Ben- 
nett for 45 yards was nullified by 
a 5 yard offside penalty, Art Bis- 
hop picked up 10 yards to the 
Bowdoin 45. On the following play, 
Decker tossed" to Bennett a gain 
for 55 yards and a touchdown, 
Billy Cockburn's try for the extra 
point was good, and Bowdoin led 
7-0 after 2 minutes and 20 seconds 
in the first quarter. 

McBride kicked off again and 
Floyd returned the ball to the 
Colby 35. He was stopped by John- 
ny McGovern. Colby tried two 
cracks at the line, the first nulli- 
fied by a backfield in motion penal- 
ty and the second good for only 
a yard. After an incompleted pass 
to tall Ed Fraktman, Colby quar- 
terback Urban Cartier tossed 
again. This time Bowdoin's defen- 
sive ballhawk Jack Cosgrove was 1 
waiting for it, intercepted and 
ran the ball 30 yards, back to the 
Colby 1 yard line. Charlie 
Scoville scored the TD on a buck 
through the center of the Colby 
line. Cockburn's try for the extra 
point was no good. With 


Band, Party Highlight 
Sigma Nu Housewarming 

The Maine Men, a seven piece 
dixie-land combo, featuring the 
notorious band leader Bill Crow- 
ley and vocalist Mit Shattucks. 
were the main attraction of the 
Sigma Nu Housewarming, Satur- 
day, October 27. 

Several hundred guests were 
shown through the new College 
Street mansion, recently purchased 
for the fraternity by the Sigma 
Nu House Corporation.